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LSU hands No. 24 Furman its first loss, 75-57

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) After coming close in two opportunities against ranked teams earlier this season, LSU finally put together a complete effort against an opponent whose first-ever stint in the AP Top 25 may come to an end.

Tremont Waters had 20 points and seven assists, and LSU ended No. 24 Furman's dream start to the season with a 75-57 victory on Friday night.

Last month, LSU had a nine-point advantage with three minutes to play against then-No. 14 Florida State, but the Seminoles rallied down the stretch and beat the Tigers in overtime. Earlier this month, LSU couldn't protect a 15-point second half-lead and lost at then-No. 24 Houston.

''This was a good win,'' LSU coach Will Wade said. ''We did a good job on the backboards and we did a good job contesting their 3s. We only turned it over three times in the second half and that's where we were able to get our separation. I'm proud of how we played.''

Waters, who came off the bench for the second straight game, scored eight points over the final six minutes as LSU closed out the game with a 14-4 run.

''It feels really good beating a Top-25 team,'' Waters said. ''For my team, I don't mind coming off the bench. Obviously, no one wants to come off the bench, but that's what I have to do. Coach (Wade) said my time will come back around and I will get back in the starting lineup.''

Skylar Mays scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting, Kavell Bigby-Williams had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Naz Reid had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (9-3).

Andrew Brown scored 15 points to lead the Paladins (12-1), whose season-opening run included road wins over defending national champion Villanova and Loyola-Chicago, which made the Final Four last season.

Jordan Lyons had 13 points and Alex Hunter had 12 for Furman. The Paladins made just 38 percent of their field-goal attempts (21 of 56) and were out-rebounded 40-22.

''LSU played an extremely physical game,'' Furman coach Bob Richey said. ''They've got a lot of size and they took advantage of it. They doubled us up on the glass and had 50 points in the paint. It's a pretty simple game plan. They were able to get it up on the rim, chase it and then get some put-backs.''

LSU took control of the game in the first four minutes of the second half, when they went on a 12-3 run to go ahead 43-30. Mays, Bigby-Williams and Reid combined for all 12 points. Furman got no closer than five points the rest of the game.

LSU committed 14 turnovers in the first half but still led 31-27 at the break. The Tigers shot 54 percent from the field (13 of 24) and held a 20-11 rebounding edge.

SUPER SUB

Waters has been productive in his two games off the bench. He had 18 points in 30 minutes in last Saturday's win over Saint Mary's. Against Furman, he played 35 minutes and all of his seven assists came in the second half. Waters did not have more than five assists in any of the Tigers' previous six games.

STOPPING THE STARS

Entering the game, Lyons and Matt Rafferty were averaging a combined 35 points per game for Furman. The Paladins' top two scorers collected just 22 points against LSU. Lyons went 5 of 16 from the field with Mays guarding him most of the game. Rafferty, who was averaging 17 points, was held to nine, failing to reach double figures for the first time this season.

BIG PICTURE

LSU: The Tigers' starting post players, the 6-foot-11 Bigby-Williams and the 6-foot-10 Reid, were a combined 8 of 13 from the field. LSU led for all but five minutes of the game.

Furman: The Paladins couldn't extend their winning streak in their first game against a Power Five opponent this season.

UP NEXT

Furman: The Paladins play their last nonconference game of the season at East Tennessee State on Dec. 29.

LSU: The Tigers will complete their nonconference schedule with a home game against Louisiana-Monroe next Friday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
19:59   Jumpball received by Furman  
19:46   Jordan Lyons missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:44   Defensive rebound by Ja'vonte Smart  
19:21 +2 Naz Reid made hook shot 0-2
19:03   Out of bounds turnover on Andrew Brown  
18:49   Lost ball turnover on Skylar Mays, stolen by Matt Rafferty  
18:43 +2 Alex Hunter made driving layup, assist by Matt Rafferty 2-2
18:27 +2 Marlon Taylor made running Jump Shot 2-4
18:14 +3 Andrew Brown made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Alex Hunter 5-4
18:09   Personal foul on Clay Mounce  
18:04   Bad pass turnover on Ja'vonte Smart, stolen by Jordan Lyons  
17:58   Jordan Lyons missed layup, blocked by Ja'vonte Smart  
17:56   Defensive rebound by Skylar Mays  
17:49   Lost ball turnover on Naz Reid, stolen by Andrew Brown  
17:36   Clay Mounce missed jump shot  
17:34   Defensive rebound by Naz Reid  
17:13   Bad pass turnover on Ja'vonte Smart  
16:59   Clay Mounce missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:57   Defensive rebound by Kavell Bigby-Williams  
16:42   Ja'vonte Smart missed jump shot  
16:40   Defensive rebound by Clay Mounce  
16:35   Kicked ball violation on LSU  
16:29   Alex Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:27   Defensive rebound by Ja'vonte Smart  
16:19   Traveling violation turnover on Ja'vonte Smart  
16:10   Turnover on Noah Gurley  
15:56   Marlon Taylor missed layup  
15:54   Defensive rebound by Alex Hunter  
15:43   Jordan Lyons missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:41   Offensive rebound by Clay Mounce  
15:29   Matt Rafferty missed hook shot  
15:27   Defensive rebound by Kavell Bigby-Williams  
15:15 +2 Skylar Mays made layup 5-6
14:55   Lost ball turnover on Noah Gurley, stolen by Darius Days  
14:45 +2 Skylar Mays made layup 5-8
14:34   Bad pass turnover on Jordan Lyons, stolen by Skylar Mays  
14:30   Personal foul on Matt Rafferty  
14:25   Tremont Waters missed floating jump shot  
14:23   Defensive rebound by Noah Gurley  
14:10   Noah Gurley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:08   Defensive rebound by Tremont Waters  
14:09   Personal foul on Noah Gurley  
13:53   Naz Reid missed driving layup  
13:51   Defensive rebound by Tre Clark  
13:48   Personal foul on Darius Days  
13:18   Personal foul on Naz Reid  
13:16   Andrew Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:14   Defensive rebound by Naz Reid  
12:57 +2 Tremont Waters made jump shot 5-10
12:44 +3 Alex Hunter made 3-pt. jump shot 8-10
12:18 +3 Tremont Waters made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Skylar Mays 8-13
12:00 +3 Tre Clark made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Alex Hunter 11-13
11:43   Lost ball turnover on Tremont Waters  
11:32   Andrew Brown missed floating jump shot  
11:30   Defensive rebound by Tremont Waters  
11:16   Ja'vonte Smart missed floating jump shot, blocked by Jalen Williams  
11:14   Offensive rebound by Ja'vonte Smart  
11:13 +2 Skylar Mays made layup, assist by Naz Reid 11-15
10:51 +2 Andrew Brown made driving layup 13-15
10:28   Ja'vonte Smart missed jump shot  
10:26   Defensive rebound by Jordan Lyons  
10:19   Personal foul on Naz Reid  
10:12   Shooting foul on Kavell Bigby-Williams  
10:12   Matt Rafferty missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:12 +1 Matt Rafferty made 2nd of 2 free throws 14-15
10:02   Personal foul on Andrew Brown  
9:58   Tremont Waters missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:56   Defensive rebound by Andrew Brown  
9:42   Alex Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:40   Defensive rebound by Kavell Bigby-Williams  
9:24   Personal foul on Clay Mounce  
9:24   Kavell Bigby-Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:24   Kavell Bigby-Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:24   Offensive rebound by Emmitt Williams  
9:22 +2 Skylar Mays made layup 14-17
9:13   Noah Gurley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:11   Defensive rebound by Kavell Bigby-Williams  
9:02   Skylar Mays missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:00   Offensive rebound by Marlon Taylor  
8:55 +2 Marlon Taylor made dunk 14-19
8:24   Out of bounds turnover on Jordan Lyons  
8:06   Bad pass turnover on Tremont Waters, stolen by Matt Rafferty  
7:59   Jordan Lyons missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:57   Defensive rebound by Marlon Taylor  
7:48   Tremont Waters missed layup  
7:46   Offensive rebound by Kavell Bigby-Williams  
7:11   Lost ball turnover on Tremont Waters, stolen by Alex Hunter  
7:33 +3 Jordan Lyons made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Andrew Brown 17-19
7:11 +2 Emmitt Williams made hook shot 17-21
7:11   Shooting foul on Noah Gurley  
7:11 +1 Emmitt Williams made free throw 17-22
6:52   Matt Rafferty missed turnaround jump shot  
6:50   Defensive rebound by Kavell Bigby-Williams  
6:43 +2 Marlon Taylor made alley-oop shot, assist by Tremont Waters 17-24
6:20   Bad pass turnover on Andrew Brown, stolen by Emmitt Williams  
5:54   Turnover on Emmitt Williams  
5:39 +2 Jordan Lyons made reverse layup 19-24
5:21 +2 Tremont Waters made jump shot 19-26
4:53   Lost ball turnover on Noah Gurley, stolen by Kavell Bigby-Williams  
4:45   Jumpball received by Furman  
4:45   Lost ball turnover on Emmitt Williams, stolen by Noah Gurley  
4:24   Lost ball turnover on Noah Gurley, stolen by Darius Days  
4:18   Lost ball turnover on Skylar Mays, stolen by Jordan Lyons  
4:09   Alex Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:07   Offensive rebound by Furman  
3:59 +2 Matt Rafferty made layup, assist by Tre Clark 21-26
3:39   Bad pass turnover on Darius Days, stolen by Clay Mounce  
3:39   Personal foul on Darius Days  
3:28 +2 Alex Hunter made driving layup 23-26
3:02   Tremont Waters missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:00   Offensive rebound by Emmitt Williams  
2:30   Ja'vonte Smart missed jump shot  
2:28   Defensive rebound by Furman  
2:15   Jordan Lyons missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:13   Defensive rebound by Kavell Bigby-Williams  
1:54   Shooting foul on Matt Rafferty  
1:54   Kavell Bigby-Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:54 +1 Kavell Bigby-Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-27
1:43   Personal foul on Tremont Waters  
1:37   Traveling violation turnover on Jordan Lyons  
1:25   Lost ball turnover on Kavell Bigby-Williams, stolen by Matt Rafferty  
1:12   Tre Clark missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:10   Defensive rebound by Kavell Bigby-Williams  
59.0 +3 Tremont Waters made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Skylar Mays 23-30
35.0   Lost ball turnover on Matt Rafferty, stolen by Tremont Waters  
30.0   Bad pass turnover on Tremont Waters, stolen by Alex Hunter  
29.0   Personal foul on Skylar Mays  
29.0 +1 Alex Hunter made 1st of 2 free throws 24-30
29.0 +1 Alex Hunter made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-30
7.0   Shooting foul on Noah Gurley  
7.0 +1 Emmitt Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 25-31
7.0   Emmitt Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7.0   Defensive rebound by Matt Rafferty  
3.0   Jordan Lyons missed driving layup  
0.0   Offensive rebound by Matt Rafferty  
0.0 +2 Matt Rafferty made dunk 27-31
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:44   Naz Reid missed hook shot  
19:42   Offensive rebound by Naz Reid  
19:36   Naz Reid missed layup, blocked by Clay Mounce  
19:34   Offensive rebound by Naz Reid  
19:29 +2 Naz Reid made layup 27-33
19:15   Jordan Lyons missed floating jump shot, blocked by Naz Reid  
19:13   Offensive rebound by Jordan Lyons  
19:07   Jordan Lyons missed layup  
19:05   Defensive rebound by Naz Reid  
19:05   Personal foul on Clay Mounce  
18:49 +3 Skylar Mays made 3-pt. jump shot 27-36
18:30 +3 Andrew Brown made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Lyons 30-36
18:19   Personal foul on Clay Mounce  
18:12 +2 Kavell Bigby-Williams made dunk, assist by Tremont Waters 30-38
17:55   Lost ball turnover on Jordan Lyons, stolen by Skylar Mays  
17:50 +2 Skylar Mays made alley-oop shot, assist by Tremont Waters 30-40
17:35   Bad pass turnover on Alex Hunter, stolen by Skylar Mays  
17:35   Personal foul on Alex Hunter  
17:10   Tremont Waters missed floating jump shot  
17:08   Offensive rebound by Naz Reid  
17:07   Shooting foul on Matt Rafferty  
17:07   Naz Reid missed 1st of 2 free throws  
17:07 +1 Naz Reid made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-41
16:44   Alex Hunter missed layup, blocked by Tremont Waters  
16:42   Defensive rebound by Tremont Waters  
16:37   Offensive foul on Marlon Taylor  
16:37   Turnover on Marlon Taylor  
16:31   Matt Rafferty missed layup  
16:29   Defensive rebound by Naz Reid  
16:09 +2 Kavell Bigby-Williams made layup 30-43
15:42 +2 Jordan Lyons made layup 32-43
15:42   Shooting foul on Kavell Bigby-Williams  
15:42 +1 Jordan Lyons made free throw 33-43
15:25 +2 Naz Reid made layup, assist by Emmitt Williams 33-45
15:10   Alex Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:08   Defensive rebound by Marlon Taylor  
14:42   Tremont Waters missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:40   Defensive rebound by Alex Hunter  
14:32 +2 Jordan Lyons made jump shot 35-45
14:10   Skylar Mays missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:08   Defensive rebound by Andrew Brown  
13:59 +3 Noah Gurley made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Lyons 38-45
13:35 +2 Emmitt Williams made layup, assist by Skylar Mays 38-47
13:21 +3 Jordan Lyons made 3-pt. jump shot 41-47
13:00 +2 Emmitt Williams made layup, assist by Tremont Waters 41-49
12:39   Alex Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:37   Offensive rebound by Andrew Brown  
12:32   Jordan Lyons missed jump shot, blocked by Emmitt Williams  
12:25   Offensive rebound by Alex Hunter  
12:25 +3 Andrew Brown made 3-pt. jump shot 44-49
12:07   Skylar Mays missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:05   Defensive rebound by Alex Hunter  
11:58   Jordan Lyons missed floating jump shot  
11:56   Defensive rebound by Tremont Waters  
11:44 +2 Naz Reid made dunk, assist by Tremont Waters 44-51
11:23   Alex Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:21   Offensive rebound by Matt Rafferty  
11:21   Personal foul on Naz Reid  
11:16   Andrew Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:14   Jumpball received by Furman  
11:09   Out of bounds turnover on Matt Rafferty  
10:46 +2 Marlon Taylor made dunk 44-53
10:21   Shooting foul on Kavell Bigby-Williams  
10:21 +1 Andrew Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 45-53
10:21 +1 Andrew Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-53
9:58   Tremont Waters missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:56   Defensive rebound by Andrew Brown  
9:45   Alex Hunter missed layup  
9:43   Defensive rebound by Darius Days  
9:38 +2 Kavell Bigby-Williams made layup, assist by Tremont Waters 46-55
9:25   Lost ball turnover on Matt Rafferty, stolen by Darius Days  
9:18   Tremont Waters missed floating jump shot  
9:16   Offensive rebound by Kavell Bigby-Williams  
9:10 +2 Kavell Bigby-Williams made tip-in 46-57
8:52 +2 Matt Rafferty made layup 48-57
8:21 +2 Tremont Waters made layup 48-59
8:04   Traveling violation turnover on Clay Mounce  
7:36   Marlon Taylor missed layup  
7:34   Offensive rebound by Darius Days  
7:31 +2 Darius Days made layup 48-61
7:23 +2 Tre Clark made jump shot 50-61
7:05   Traveling violation turnover on Ja'vonte Smart  
6:46 +3 Alex Hunter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Matt Rafferty 53-61
6:21   Kavell Bigby-Williams missed jump shot  
6:19   Offensive rebound by Darius Days  
6:13   Personal foul on Tre Clark  
5:53   Shooting foul on Clay Mounce  
5:53   Kavell Bigby-Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:53 +1 Kavell Bigby-Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-62
5:45   Andrew Brown missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:43   Defensive rebound by Tremont Waters  
5:16   Tremont Waters missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:14   Defensive rebound by Alex Hunter  
5:08   Alex Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:06   Defensive rebound by Darius Days  
5:01   Personal foul on Matt Rafferty  
5:01 +1 Tremont Waters made 1st of 2 free throws 53-63
5:01 +1 Tremont Waters made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-64
4:45   Noah Gurley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:43   Defensive rebound by Naz Reid  
4:17   Offensive foul on Naz Reid  
4:17   Turnover on Naz Reid  
4:09   Personal foul on Marlon Taylor  
4:06 +2 Matt Rafferty made hook shot 55-64
3:33   Tremont Waters missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:31   Offensive rebound by Darius Days  
3:28 +2 Darius Days made dunk 55-66
3:18   Personal foul on Kavell Bigby-Williams  
3:18   Matt Rafferty missed free throw  
3:18   Defensive rebound by Naz Reid  
2:58   Tremont Waters missed floating jump shot  
2:56   Defensive rebound by Jordan Lyons  
2:50   Noah Gurley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:48   Offensive rebound by Matt Rafferty  
2:45   Bad pass turnover on Matt Rafferty, stolen by Skylar Mays  
2:20 +2 Tremont Waters made layup 55-68
2:03   Jordan Lyons missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:01   Defensive rebound by Naz Reid  
1:35 +3 Skylar Mays made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tremont Waters 55-71
1:23 +2 Andrew Brown made layup 57-71
1:22   Personal foul on Noah Gurley  
1:22 +1 Tremont Waters made 1st of 2 free throws 57-72
1:22 +1 Tremont Waters made 2nd of 2 free throws 57-73
1:16   Lost ball turnover on Alex Hunter, stolen by Tremont Waters  
1:11 +2 Tremont Waters made layup 57-75
1:01   Alex Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
59.0   Defensive rebound by Skylar Mays  
27.0   Kavell Bigby-Williams missed jump shot  
22.0   Personal foul on Skylar Mays  
22.0   Jordan Lyons missed free throw  
22.0   Defensive rebound by Kavell Bigby-Williams </