New Orleans 53

(2-5, 0-4 away)

LSU 94

(5-1, 4-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 13, 2005

    Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    UNO 30 2353
    LSU 43 5194

    Top Performers

    New Orleans: W. Williams 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast

    LSU: G. Davis 20 Pts, 16 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    LSU 94, New Orleans 53

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Glen Davis was a dominant figure in the lane against New Orleans on Tuesday.

    The 6-foot-9 Davis scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as LSU defeated New Orleans 94-53 in a non-conference game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

    Davis, who was 9-of-13 from the field, had his fifth double-double in six games this season. He also added four assists.

    "In practice, coach (John Brady) was basically telling us to create a presence in the post," Davis said. "They were very athletic and we had to match their intensity. The object was to execute things in the post. My team was looking for me and I hit the open shots."

    Besides scoring, Davis helped shut down Privateers center Shawn Malloy, who was averaging 10 points a game. Fouling out in 18 minutes, Malloy missed all six of his field goal attempts and finished with just three rebounds.

    "Glen Davis is something else," New Orleans coach Monte Towe said. "He passes the ball very well. Once he gets his hands on the ball, it's his basketball.

    "I like the way he plays the game. He knows how to work the officials. He knows he is going to be involved in a number of contact plays. He is just a wonderful player."

    After losing a nine-point advantage, LSU (5-1) pulled away in the final 10 minutes of the first half. Davis and Darrel Mitchell combined for 15 points as the Tigers went on a 24-11 run to take a 43-30 halftime lead.

    Three-point baskets by Dusty Driggs and James Parlow capped a string of nine consecutive points by New Orleans that tied the score at 19 with 10:38 left in the opening half. Two field goals by Mitchell and a basket by Davis then put LSU ahead 25-19.

    The Privateers (2-5) cut the deficit to 25-24 on a 3-pointer by Jeremie Davis before a field goal by Davis and a three-point play by Mitchell allowed the Tigers to post a six-point lead.

    LSU went on an 11-0 spurt to take its largest advantage of the first half at 41-26. A 3-pointer by Garrett Temple with 4:15 remaining completed the run.

    The Tigers shot 57 percent (17-of-30) from the field in the first half.

    "In the first half we were good enough, but we didn't really establish a presence like I wanted," Brady said. "In the second half we came out and did that and we did it from a defensive standpoint."

    LSU handed New Orleans its worst defeat since it lost at Oklahoma State 95-47 four seasons ago.

    The Tigers' Darnell Lazare scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half. Mitchell scored 19 points and had six assists, while Tyrus Thomas came off the bench and contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds for LSU.

    "It was a good team win," Brady said. "I'm trying to get our team to consistently make good decisions with the ball, to defend, rebound and execute."

    Wayne Williams led New Orleans with 16 points. No other player scored more than eight points as the Privateers shot just 35 percent (23-of-65) from the field.

    "LSU worked us over pretty good," said Towe, adding that he wasn't embarrased by the loss. "I was discouraged during the course of the game. I really didn't think we did what we needed to do to try to win the game, no matter what the score was."

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 53 94
    FG Made-Attempted 23-65 (.354) 38-71 (.535)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-3 (1.000) 15-21 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 41

    2005-06 Season

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