TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tari Eason led five players in double figures and fifth-seeded LSU used a big start to roll to a 76-68 win over 12th-seeded Missouri in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas guard JD Notae made two free throws with 8.6 points left, LSU's Xavier Pinson missed a final attempt at the rim as the clock expired as the No. 14 Razorbacks held off the Tigers 77-76 on Wednesday night.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — K.D. Johnson scored 12 of his 14 points in overtime, Jabari Smith had 27 points overall and No. 5 Auburn held off Mississippi State 81-68 in overtime Wednesday night.
With the win, the Tigers (26-4, 14-3 Southeastern Conference) clinched at least a share of the SEC regular-season championship.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tari Eason finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and three steals to power LSU to an 84-65 victory over Georgia on Wednesday night.
Eason came off the bench in the first half to score 17 and grab six boards, sparking the Tigers (19-7, 7-6 Southeastern Conference) to a 38-22 lead at halftime.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Tari Eason scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead LSU to a 76-68 victory over Texas A&M on Tuesday night.
LSU (17-7, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) ended a three-game skid while Texas A&M (15-9, 4-7) pushed its losing streak to seven.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even before the opening tip Saturday night, players and staff from No. 13 LSU and No. 24 Tennessee were chirping at each other.
After the Volunteers' 64-50 victory, nobody said for sure exactly what the teams were at odds over, but Tennessee players were adamant that it had an impact.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Keon Ellis made two free throws with 5 seconds left, and Alabama survived a late comeback bid by No. 13 LSU to win 70-67 on Wednesday night and snap a three-game skid.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Darius Days was mostly miserable during his last two trips home to play in front of friends and family members. He struggled, and LSU lost.
He tried to relax a little more this time around and ended up giving dozens of his fans who made the short trip north plenty of reason to cheer.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade sees no reason to put leading scorer Tari Eason in the starting lineup.
At least, not until the Tigers stop winning.
Eason capped a 24-point, 12-rebound performance with a pivotal dunk in transition with 1:21 left, and No.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — No. 21 LSU was on the brink of blowing a nine-point lead to 16th-ranked Kentucky in the final 2:25 when the Wildcats suddenly and stunningly flinched.
Tari Eason capped his 13-point performance with a dunk following Kentucky guard Davion Mintz's turnover in a one-point game with 13 seconds left, and the Tigers held off the Wildcats 65-50 on Tuesday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — No. 17 LSU’s perfect start had been fueled by its defense.
The Tigers’ offense took center stage Wednesday night in their 95-60 romp over Lipscomb.
LSU (12-0) shot 53% from the field, its highest mark in a month.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tari Eason led a balanced attack with 18 points and No. 19 LSU beat Northwestern State 89-49 on Tuesday night, improving to 10-0 for the first time in 22 years.
Eason scored all but five of his 18 points in the second half, when LSU already had a big lead.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tari Eason didn't panic when No. 25 Louisiana State trailed throughout the first half against Georgia Tech on Saturday night.
Eason knows the Tigers are at their best after halftime.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Efton Reid scored 14 points and sparked a big first-half run and LSU breezed to a 75-61 victory over Wake Forest in Saturday's championship game of the Emerald Coast Classic.
Wake Forest led 11-6 after a 3-pointer by Khadim Sy with 12:18 left in the first half, but Reid slammed home a dunk that seemed to spark the Tigers (7-0).
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Tari Eason went 7 of 8 from the free-throw line after regulation and finished with 20 points, Xavier Pinson scored all of his 15 points after halftime and LSU beat Penn State 68-63 in overtime on Friday night to advance to the championship game of the Emerald Coast Classic.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tari Eason and Brandon Murray both scored 15 points and LSU breezed to an 83-53 victory over Belmont on Monday night.
Eason sank 7 of 11 shots from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds for the Tigers (5-0), who have held all five opponents under 60 points this season.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Darius Days scored 26 points and LSU pulled away in the second half to win its third straight, knocking off Liberty 74-58 on Monday night.
Liberty led for the final 7:22 of the first half and held a 26-25 lead at intermission.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Darius Days made eight 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 30 points and LSU beat Louisiana-Monroe 101-39 in a season opener Tuesday night.
Days, the Tigers' lone returning starter who averaged over 11 points per game and shot 52% from the arc last season, made 8 of 9 3-point attempts and 11 of 13 overall in 22 minutes.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade aggressively jumped into the college basketball transfer market to address the losses of four starters, including top scorer Cam Thomas.
The result is a group of veterans who should keep the Tigers competitive in the SEC, even if one of them is now out for the season.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — There have been so many changing faces within the Missouri basketball program since the end of last season that coach Cuonzo Martin thought it would be a good idea to gather the guys at his house over the summer.