Scores

Final

McNeese State 59

(5-5, 1-5 away)

LSU 62

(9-1, 9-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 22, 2008

    Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    MCNS 28 3159
    LSU 21 4162

    Top Performers

    McNeese State: S. Martin 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    LSU: T. Mitchell 12 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    LSU 62, McNeese St. 59

    Associated Press

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Chris Johnson blocked a game-tying shot attempt in the final seconds and LSU held off McNeese State 62-59 on Monday night.

    The Tigers (9-1) trailed by seven points at halftime, then opened the second half with a 16-0 run. LSU led 53-42 before the Cowboys (5-5) rallied down the stretch behind the 3-point shooting of Diego Kapelan and Stephan Martin.

    After Kapelan's fifth 3-pointer of the night, McNeese State trailed 59-57 with 37 seconds left. LSU's Garrett Temple made one free throw, then two foul shots by Martin pulled the Cowboys within one point. Free throws by Marcus Thornton and Mitchell gave the Tigers the final margin.

    Thornton had 15 points and a season-high 11 rebounds, while Mitchell added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

    Kapelan led McNeese State with 15 points and Martin matched his season-high with 14 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MCNS
    LSU
    Points 59 62
    FG Made-Attempted 19-51 (.373) 23-60 (.383)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-22 (.545) 11-20 (.550)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 11

    2008-09 Season

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