NCAAB Game Recap - Incarnate Word at Louisiana State
Sun Dec 9, 2018 2:00 PM EST

Gonz
73
Tenn
76
F
VACom
49
UVA
57
F
GrCan
66
Nev
74
F
SCSt
44
VaTec
81
F
Colum
74
Iona
71
F
UNH
67
Niag
71
F
VMI
65
Chat
83
F
(N/A)
56
Clev
77
F
Ariz
73
Alab
76
F
Fairf
69
OlDom
79
F
Longw
71
Duques
80
F
Princ
74
StJon
89
F
StFPA
83
Del
88
F
CoCar
71
Woff
82
F
(N/A)
69
Charl
87
F
InWor
50
LSU
91
F
(N/A)
57
Wagn
105
F
FlaAM
40
GaTec
73
F
Navy
81
Lipsco
107
F
(N/A)
60
TNTec
97
F
TNSt
64
Copp
55
F
Ball
77
Evans
89
F
OrSt
61
StLou
65
F
WIMil
72
N DA
83
F
(N/A)
45
Alc
75
F
CSNor
68
USD
82
F
WSt
69
Denv
93
F
SonSt
54
SCla
82
F
Samf
77
AlaAM
59
F
Purd
68
Tex
72
F
South
65
IaSt
101
F
MTSt
95
WaSt
90
F
Seatt
62
Wash
70
F
SoFL
Charl
Canc

Dec 9, 2018, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Incarnate Word (5-6)

29

21

50

Louisiana State (7-2)

51

40

91

Freshmen power LSU past Incarnate Word 91-50
Sun Dec 9, 2018 5:08 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Freshmen Naz Reid and Ja'vonte Smart scored 16 points apiece as LSU defeated Incarnate Word 91-50 in a nonconference game Sunday.

Reid's 16 points were his most since he had 29 in the second game of the season against North Carolina-Greensboro. Smart's 16 points matched his season high. Smart scored 16 points against both Louisiana Tech and Florida State.

Kavell Bigby-Williams equaled his career-high with 14 points and grabbed a season-high ten rebounds for LSU (7-2). Skylar Mays finished with 13 points and a season-high six assists.

"We'll take it," LSU coach Will Wade said. "We did a good job on the glass. We're still turning the ball over too much. Overall, our defense was improved with contested shots. I was really proud of Skylar and Ja'vonte. They carried us in the first half. We have a lot of room to improve and a big week ahead of us."

Christian Peevy was the top scorer for Incarnate Word (5-6) with 16 points. Ene Augustine added 13 points.

"I think we did some nice things early in the game, maybe the first 16 minutes or so," Incarnate Word coach Carson Cunningham said. "We struggled with our shooting and that really hurt us. In a game like this you're going to have to hope that you shoot really well and we didn't do that."

The Tigers were unable to build a comfortable margin until the final four minutes of the first half. The Tigers went on an 18-2 run to take a 51-29 lead into intermission. Smart had nine points and Mays scored seven in that stretch. The Cardinals never trailed by fewer than 20 points in the second half.

"We needed energy after the sluggish start," Smart said. "The team fed off Skylar and me because we were the two guards in at the time. Our coaches told me to keep attacking. I just took their words and kept going."

HIGH WATER MARKS

LSU made 55.7 percent of its field goal attempts (34 of 61) - its best shooting of the season. The Tigers shot 55.6 percent from the field in a victory against UNC-Greensboro last month. The 41-point margin of victory was the largest for LSU this season. The 50 points scored by Incarnate Word were the fewest allowed by the Tigers in four seasons. LSU defeated College of Charleston 71-47 in the 2014-15 campaign. The Cardinals shot 31.9 percent from the field - the lowest percentage for a Tigers opponent this season.

TOUGH SLEDDING AGAINST POWER FIVE TEAMS

LSU was Incarnate Word's second Power Five Conference opponent this season. The Cardinals were beaten 87-37 in their season-opener against Texas Tech. Incarnate Word's combined margin of defeat in those two games was 91 points.

SHORT BENCH

LSU only had nine scholarship players available for the game against Incarnate Word. Two members of the Tigers' rotation - Emmitt Williams and Daryl Edwards - were not in uniform because of injuries. Due to the lack of bodies, Marlon Taylor played a season-high 33 minutes and accounted for six points and seven rebounds. Walk-on Marshall Graves had six points in 20 minutes. Will Reese, another walk-on, had two points in nine minutes.

BIG PICTURE

LSU: The Tigers won their sixth straight game at home this season. LSU extended its homecourt winning streak to 13 games dating back to last January. The 13-game home winning streak is the Tigers' longest since they won 17 consecutive games at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.

Incarnate Word: The Cardinals' record away from home dropped to 1-5. Incarnate Word's lone road victory came against North Dakota State in the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase last month.

UP NEXT

LSU: The Tigers will begin a two-game road trip at Houston on Wednesday. LSU will face St. Mary's in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Incarnate Word: After taking off eight days for semester exams, the Cardinals will start a two-game swing through Chicago on Dec. 17 when they meet Illinois-Chicago. Incarnate Word will play at De Paul two days later.

Leaders

Incarnate Word PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Kite 0 0 0 0 1 0
A. Smith Jr. 0 0 1 1 0 0
Louisiana State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Smart 16 0 5 3 2 1
N. Reid 16 0 3 7 3 0

Team Comparison

InWor LSU
Points For 50 91
Field Goals 15/47-32% 34/61-56%
Three Pointers 3/14-21% 10/26-38%
Free Throws 17/23-74% 13/17-76%
Offensive Rebounds 4 13
Defensive Rebounds 16 30
Rebounds 23 43
Blocks 0 6
Steals 9 12
Turnovers 17 15
Personal Fouls 19 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - LSU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 9 InWor 50 @ LSU 91 M. Taylor 2 W. Reese 2

Game Information

Stadium: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Attendance: 9,098
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