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Days, No. 17 LSU move to 12-0 by routing Lipscomb

NCAA Basketball: Lipscomb at Louisiana State

Dec 22, 2021; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers guard Xavier Pinson (1) dribbles against Lipscomb Bisons guard Greg Jones (1) during the first half at Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

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BATON ROUGE, La.- Darius Days scored 21 points and No. 17 LSU stayed unbeaten with a 95-60 win over Lipscomb on Wednesday night.

Xavier Pinson scored a season-high 17 points for the Tigers (12-0), who never trailed. Eric Gaines had a career-high 13 points, Brandon Murray also had 13, Efton Reid had 12, and Mwani Wilkinson scored a season-high 11.

Jacob Ognacevic led the Bisons (6-8) with 12 points. Lipscomb shot 39% from the field and committed 22 turnovers.

Hot outside shooting propelled LSU to a 48-24 halftime lead. The Tigers were 8 of 16 on 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes. Days knocked down four 3-pointers.

The Tigers dominated the first half except for a five-minute stretch when it failed to score. Sparked by Days’ first two 3-pointers, LSU jumped to an 18-5 lead five minutes into the game. The Tigers then experienced their drought, which enabled the Bisons to reduce their deficit to five.

LSU extended its lead to 30 points in the first three minutes of the second half.


Lipscomb: The Bisons have lost six of their last seven games without injured top player Ahsan Asadullah. The only Lipscomb victory in that stretch came against Tennessee Wesleyan, a non-Division I team.

LSU: For the first time in 22 seasons, the Tigers will be undefeated heading into their SEC opener. The 1999-2000 team also had a 12-0 record in pre-conference play. That LSU squad began the SEC slate with a victory against Alabama before losing to Tennessee.


Lipscomb: Hosts Alabama A&M in its last non-conference game Dec. 30.

LSU: Plays at Auburn in its SEC opener next Wednesday.