With 3:30 left in the game, between the LSU Tigers and the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Johnny O’Bryant nailed a jumper to give LSU a 71-62 advantage, but it would be the last points LSU would score all night. Texas Tech held the Tigers scoreless for the final three an a half minutes while going on an offensive run.
With ten seconds left the Red Raiders had the ball trailing by two with a chance to win it. Robert Turner got a quality three point shot from the wing but it bounced off the rim ending Texas Tech’s improbable comeback efforts.
Anthony Hickey was the leading scorer for the Tigers with 16 points and shot the ball efficiently making 6 of his 8 shots, including converting all four of his three point attempts. O’Bryant scored 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 10 of his 14 points coming in the second half. Hickey and O’Bryant combined for 21 of LSU’s 27 second half points.
After dominating against Louisiana Monroe, Jordan Mickey had a quiet night. He battled with foul trouble and only played 18 minutes, scoring just 5 points and pulling down 6 rebounds. LSU came into the game seventh in the country in rebounds per game with more than 44, but only totaled 27 on the night.
LSU has three more games before conference play commences and all three are at home against teams that LSU will most likely be favored against.
The Tiger’s next game is Saturday against a the dangerous UAB Blazers.