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Chattanooga vs LSU

LSU 80, Chattanooga 67

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Andre Stringer made the most of his first start of the season and poured in 13 of his season-high 18 points in the first half to vault LSU to an 80-67 win over Chattanooga on Tuesday night.

Johnny O'Bryant III also tallied his third straight double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers. O'Bryant III also went 7 of 14 shooting and became the first LSU player to piece together three consecutive double-doubles since Storm Warren to start the 2010-11 season.

LSU's Corban Collins chipped in a career-best with 11 points and three assists to give the Tigers three players in double figures.

Chattanooga (2-7) was paced by Z. Mason's 22 points. Ronrico White and Gee McGhee added 17 and 10 points, respectively, for the Mocs.

LSU (6-0), which entered the night as one of 14 undefeated teams in the nation, has won all six of its games under first-year coach Johnny Jones. The last time the Tigers opened the season with a 6-0 mark was during the 2008-09 season when the program won its last Southeastern Conference regular-season championship.

LSU, playing a more up-tempo style under Jones, broke the 70-point barrier for the sixth consecutive game after topping 70 points just nine times last season under former head coach Trent Johnson.

Trailing 23-20 at the 9:35 mark of the first half, LSU ripped off 22 of the stanza's final 29 points to take a 42-30 advantage into intermission. The Tigers limited Chattanooga (2-7) to a pair of field goals during the stretch.

The Mocs hit 9 of 15 to start the second half and pulled within 55-53 on a Mason 3-pointer with 11:30 left.

On LSU's next possession, Stringer knocked down a deep 3-pointer. The basket sparked a 19-4 run. A Collins layup gave the Tigers their largest lead, 74-57 with 3:49 remaining.

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Chattanooga Mocs
Z. Mason, F298-143-462122
D. Zlovaric, F211-70-03142
G. McGhee, G283-91-435010
R. White, G286-122-221117
C. Jones, G231-40-05012
F. Cobb232-90-06214
S. Watson140-00-04030
M. Bareika112-40-11014
J. Bryant111-42-21014
E. Robertson111-40-02042
A. Bran10-00-00000
Totals 25-678-1339111767
 37.3%61.5% 
LSU Tigers
J. O'Bryant III, F287-143-6101218
A. Del Piero, C163-31-34017
A. Stringer, G337-140-024318
M. Morgan, G292-72-48227
C. Carmouche, G143-42-33329
S. Coleman253-72-28118
C. Collins244-101-233011
S. Hammink170-20-04430
J. Courtney60-10-01010
E. Ludwig61-10-01112
J. Badeaux10-00-00000
D. Jackson10-00-00000
Totals 30-6311-2046191680
 47.6%55% 
Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wofford16-228-747
Chattanooga15-322-10112
Mercer12-619-16212
W. Carolina9-915-17221
ETSU8-1016-14192
VMI7-1111-19287
Samford6-1213-19305
Citadel6-1211-19327
UNC-Green.6-1211-22309
Furman5-1311-22293

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kentucky18-038-01
Arkansas13-527-920
LSU11-722-1157
Georgia11-721-1238
Texas A&M11-721-1267
Ole Miss11-721-1360
Vanderbilt9-921-14104
Alabama8-1019-1585
Florida8-1016-1772
Tennessee7-1116-1696
S. Carolina6-1217-1691
Miss. State6-1213-19216
Auburn4-1415-20128
Missouri3-159-23218
 
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MICH 67
NORE 54 Final
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NDST 57 Final
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