GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Keyontae Johnson scored 16 points and his jumper with five seconds left allowed Kansas State to remain undefeated and hand LSU its first loss, 61-59 in the championship game of the Cayman Islands Classic on Wednesday night.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Adam Miller made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, KJ Williams added 19 points and LSU beat Akron 73-58 on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Cayman Islands Classic.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — KJ Williams scored 33 points and grabbed eight rebounds and LSU beat Illinois State 77-61 on Monday in the opening game of the Cayman Islands Classic.
LSU led 45-18 at the break for its largest halftime lead away from home since a 47-20 advantage at Tennessee on Feb.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Derek Fountain scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half when LSU took off to a big lead and the Tigers defeated New Orleans 91-62 on Thursday night.
Fountain, a Mississippi State transfer, was 4 of 5 from the field and 6 of 6 at the line along with eight rebounds and seven of LSU's 17 steals in only 17 minutes.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Adam Miller scored 26 points to lead LSU to a 61-52 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday night.
Miller was 9-of-15 shooting from the floor, made four of Tigers' eight 3-pointers, and was two points shy of his career best.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Adam Miller scored 18 points, KJ Williams had 14 rebounds to go with 13 points and LSU opened its season with a victory on Wednesday night to give Matt McMahon a 74-63 win in his Tigers coaching debut.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It's a new era at LSU.
Virtually an entirely new team, for that matter.
Not long after Matt McMahon was hired to take over a Tigers program which remains under investigation because of NCAA allegations against former coach Will Wade, every scholarship player on the roster either graduated, left for the NBA draft, or entered the transfer portal.
Coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn lost two stars to the NBA from what he considered college basketball's best frontcourt.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former LSU forward Alex Fudge transferred to Florida on Monday, becoming another key building block for new coach Todd Golden.
Fudge, a Jacksonville, Florida, native, averaged 3.3 points and 3.2 rebounds as a freshman with the Tigers last season.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Five-star high school forward Yohan Traore is headed to Auburn.
Auburn announced the signing of the former LSU verbal commitment on Friday, giving the Tigers a potential successor to NBA-bound star Jabari Smith.
Brandon Murray has chosen to transfer to Georgetown, a potential boost for the once-storied program coming off a 6-25 season with no victories in the Big East.
The former LSU guard picked Georgetown over Tennessee and Illinois.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Matt McMahon brushed aside the specter of possible NCAA sanctions for the program he agreed to take over this week, or how they might affect his ability to build on his already formidable career coaching record.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU is filling its men's basketball coaching vacancy with Murray State's Matt McMahon, the university announced Monday night.
The hiring came two days after Murray State's season ended with a loss to Saint Peter's in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Duke began retiring Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski’s final NCAA Tournament with minimal stress, beating Cal State Fullerton 78-61 on Friday night.
Freshman Paolo Banchero scored 17 points to lead the Blue Devils (29-6), who jumped to a double-digit lead in the first 4 1/2 minutes and remained in control throughout.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Iowa State turned to Tyrese Hunter at the very end, and the freshman delivered.
When it comes to Milwaukee in March, the Cyclones know exactly what to do.
Hunter scored 23 points and Iowa State shined in Milwaukee once again, using its hard-nosed defense to beat No.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kevin Nickelberry gathered his team together after practice on Thursday — his LSU team for only a matter of days, since Will Wade was fired last weekend — and delivered a simple message.
LSU has fired men's basketball coach Will Wade for cause amid “serious” allegations of NCAA violations, the university announced Saturday in a joint statement from its president and athletic director.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri fired basketball coach Cuonzo Martin on Friday night, one day after the Tigers finished a 12-21 season with a 76-68 loss to LSU in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Au’Diese Toney, JD Notae and their Arkansas teammates watched LSU's interviews over and over again Thursday, taking note every time the Tigers insisted they wanted and were looking forward to playing the Razorbacks for a third time this season.
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.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kobe Brown scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half when 12th-seeded Missouri pulled away from 13th-seeded Mississippi for a 72-60 win in Wednesday's Southeastern Conference tournament opener.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tari Eason scored 20 points and had a key block that led to his go-ahead dunk with 38 seconds left in overtime, and LSU scored the final six points to beat No. 25 Alabama 80-77 on Saturday.
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.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tari Eason scored 18 points off the bench, leading four in double figures, and LSU rolled past Missouri 75-55 on Saturday night.
Brandon Murray scored 11 points and Darius Days added 10 for LSU (20-9, 8-8 SEC).
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Having seen his fellow Kentucky reserves shine when given the opportunity prepared Bryce Hopkins for his chance to make a difference.
Hopkins came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points, including 11 to fuel Kentucky's 15-2 second-half surge, and Oscar Tshiebwe and Keion Brooks Jr.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jermaine Couisnard scored a career-high 33 points on 12-for-18 shooting and South Carolina rallied to beat LSU 77-75 on Saturday for its third straight win.
Keyshawn Bryant made two foul shots with 1:51 left to give South Carolina a 74-73 lead.
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.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tari Eason scored 23 points to spark LSU to a 69-65 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night.
Eason came off the bench to score 10 points in the final 7:19 of the first half to propel LSU to a 37-22 lead at intermission.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Jerry Stackhouse wanted guard Rodney Chatman at Vanderbilt, even if only for one season.
Chatman scored a season-high 24 points and made a career-high six 3-pointers as Vanderbilt beat No.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Mississippi had a 24-point lead in the first half and Daeshun Ruffin scored 19 points before leaving the game with a right leg injury with 12 minutes left.
Then Ole Miss went cold from the floor, scoring only on free throws for nearly 10 minutes and watching its lead get trimmed to two in the final minutes.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chuck O'Bannon and TCU had a deep response to 19th-ranked LSU's pressure in a comeback performance.
O'Bannon scored 16 of his career-high 19 points after halftime, including three consecutive 3 pointers from basically the same spot, and the Horned Frogs held off the slumping Tigers 77-68 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brandon Murray capped a 21-point performance with a pair of clutch free throws in the final minute, and No. 19 LSU outscored Texas A&M 13-2 in the last 3:34 to beat the Aggies 70-64 on Wednesday night and snap a three-game skid.
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.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Walker Kessler had 15 points and six blocked shots to lead a half-dozen scorers in double figures for No. 2 Auburn in an 83-60 rout of Georgia on Wednesday night.
The Tigers (17-1, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) built a 25-point lead by halftime and coasted to their 14th consecutive win, tied with Davidson for the nation’s longest current streak.
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.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jaylin Williams hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with slightly more than a minute to play, sending Arkansas over No. 12 LSU 65-58 on Saturday.
The Razorbacks (12-5, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) ended the game on a 17-2 run in the final nine minutes.
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.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Wendell Green Jr. is proving once he enters a game for Auburn, he's hard to sub out.
Green had a season-high 22 points off the bench to lead the ninth-ranked Tigers to their 10th straight victory, 81-66, over South Carolina on Tuesday night.
The plan was for Texas Tech to open Big 12 Conference play against Oklahoma State before diving into a three-game test against highly ranked league opponents, including the reigning national champions.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Walker Kessler had 16 points, a career-high 11 blocked shots and 10 rebounds to lead No. 11 Auburn to a 70-55 victory over previously unbeaten No. 16 LSU on Wednesday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn's Walker Kessler blocked three shots before LSU made a single one.
It was that kind of night for both Auburn's 7-foot-1 center and LSU's offense.
Kessler had 16 points, a career-high 11 blocked shots and 10 rebounds to lead No.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Fulkerson had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 19 Tennessee overpowered No. 6 Arizona early and held on for a 77-73 win Wednesday night, giving the Wildcats their first loss.
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.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Tari Eason scored 21 points, Darius Days added 13 with a career-high 18 rebounds and No. 19 LSU rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Louisiana Tech 66-57 on Saturday night.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — AJ Griffin scored 19 points and No. 2 Duke cruised past South Carolina State 103-62 on Tuesday night.
In 21 minutes off the bench, Griffin shot 7 of 8 with four rebounds and four assists.
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.