Mississippi Valley State vs LSU

LSU 75, MVSU 50


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Shavon Coleman and Johnny O'Bryant III provided double-doubles to lift LSU to a 75-50 victory over Mississippi Valley State Saturday in a nonconference matchup.

Coleman poured in 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting and tacked on a career-high 11 rebounds, while O'Bryant III garnered 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers.

LSU (4-0) has won all four of its games under first-year coach Johnny Jones. It marks the first time since the 2008-09 season that the Tigers have started a season 4-0, when the program won its last SEC championship.

Mississippi Valley State (0-4) was led by Davon Usher's 16 points. Blake Ralling added 15 points on five 3-pointers for the Delta Devils.

Andre Stringer tacked on a season-best 14 points highlighted by a quartet of 3-pointers. Making his first career start, Shane Hammink scored 12 points to give LSU four players in double figures.

After misfiring on 10 of its first 11 field-goal attempts, LSU went 10 of 15 from the floor over the final 12-plus minutes of the opening half. The Tigers turned an early five-point deficit into a 33-23 halftime advantage.

In the first half, LSU was fueled by a 20-4 run as six different players scored buckets for the Tigers. The trio of Coleman, Hammink and Stringer notched 10 of the points. Andrew Del Piero, a former walk-on and tuba player in the Tiger Pep Band, also tallied four points and four rebounds during the spurt. He finished with eight points and five rebounds, both career highs.

LSU connected for a season-high 55.1 percent (27 of 49) compared to a 28.3 percent clip (17 of 60) from the floor for Mississippi Valley State (0-4).

The Delta Devils got within single digits to start the second half on two occasions - the latest was 37-28 at the 15:45 mark.

LSU responded with 19 of the next 25 points over the next 6 minutes to seize control and go up 56-34 on a Stringer 3. The Tigers led by as many as 30, 71-41 with 4:12 remaining, after a Hammink trey.

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Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
B. Ralling, F365-120-051315
J. Francis, C254-100-03139
D. Usher, G366-171-560016
D. Marshall, G260-90-01120
M. Smith, G210-22-46132
D. Tomlin230-42-42312
C. Dobbs181-41-20034
M. Holley90-00-01020
N. Brandt31-20-01012
C. Samples20-00-00000
A. Framery10-00-00000
Totals 17-606-152971850
LSU Tigers
S. Hammink, F254-72-243012
J. O'Bryant III, F244-63-7101311
E. Ludwig, F60-50-02010
C. Carmouche, G140-02-41042
C. Collins, G122-20-02114
S. Coleman336-124-5111216
A. Stringer294-63-412114
A. Hickey282-40-03605
A. Del Piero154-40-15008
M. Morgan111-30-01233
J. Courtney30-00-00000
Totals 27-4914-2344161575
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Jackson St.12-620-16222
Southern U.11-722-13186
Alabama St.9-914-17265
Prairie View7-117-24334
Alabama A&M6-1210-18332
Miss. Val.6-128-27330

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Miss. State7-1114-17152
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