NCAAB Game Recap - Missouri State at Louisiana State
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Winth
70
Duke
83
F
W Ky
54
Lou
71
F
MD
80
Harv
73
F
UNC
78
Oreg
74
F
Mich
82
Gonz
64
F
UAB
58
KY
69
F
Morg
57
OhSt
90
F
TxTch
76
Crei
83
F(OT)
IaSt
76
Seton
84
F
Penn
82
Ariz
92
F
UtSt
73
StMar
81
F
FlaSt
60
Tenn
57
F
VACom
56
Purd
59
F
Marsh
67
Fla
73
F
JacSt
71
ChiSt
62
F
Eurek
60
NOrl
125
F
CAPoly
69
LongI
82
F
LongB
75
Wake
88
F
(N/A)
40
S UT
126
F
UMass
57
Rut
82
F
KTChr
42
Lib
88
F
Temp
65
TexAM
42
F
AlSt
56
Chat
74
F
(N/A)
57
IlSt
76
F
DeP
73
Minn
68
F
USC
79
Marq
101
F
Campbl
74
GaSo
84
F
TNSt
81
NFla
73
F
Prov
55
Charl
63
F
SIU-E
51
UCRiv
69
F
SEMO
75
SCla
87
F
PSU
85
Syr
64
F
N DA
78
FlGlf
63
F
HolyC
69
FlAtl
87
F
MD-ES
56
Del
75
F
(N/A)
47
Akr
64
F
Fairf
56
David
67
F
Denv
65
CS-Ful
62
F
Iowa
73
SDSU
83
F
AbCh
51
SMU
70
F
MOSt
58
LSU
73
F
UCF
78
Pepp
65
F
UCDav
73
Utah
77
F
Copp
62
Mont
69
F
UNCW
59
Bois
80
F
Alab
83
SoMis
68
F
Miss
37
OkSt
78
F
Gram
58
UCSB
67
F
Hamp
57
CSBak
70
F
Longw
51
Pacif
69
F
USF
75
HI
85
F

Nov 29, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Missouri State (3-5)

27

31

58

Louisiana State (5-2)

33

40

73

Days leads LSU past Missouri State 73-58
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:49 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Darius Days scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as LSU defeated Missouri State 73-58 on Friday.

It was the third double-double of the season for Days, who has scored in double figures in each game.

"I just was in the right place at the right time and my team was finding me," Days said. "Javonte (Smart) saw me in the corner. Skylar (Mays) saw me in the corner. Emmitt (Williams) got me a couple passes under the bucket. We're jelling better. Everybody is starting to play their role."

The Tigers (5-2), who led for most of the game, had their lead trimmed to 47-45 seven minutes into the second half before pulling away on 14-2 run over the next four minutes. Days and Charles Manning each scored five points in that stretch.

Emmitt Williams had 14 points for the Tigers. Skylar Mays and Trendon Watford scored 12 apiece and Javonte Smart had a career-high nine assists.

Keandre Cook led Missouri State (3-5) with 17 points. Tulio DaSilva had 16 points, while Josh Hall had 11. Gaige Prim, who scored 58 points in the Bears' three games at the Charleston Classic last week, sat out the game because of an injury.

"The same thing that we have dealt with all of this year has been the turnovers," Missouri State coach Dana Ford said. "It was a two-point game with nine minutes to go and we turned the ball over three or four straight times. They scored each of those times and you just can't do that."

LSU scored 11 consecutive points early in the first half to go on top 13-5. Williams made a couple of field goals and a basket by Mays with 14:11 before halftime completed the 11-0 run.

Missouri State closed to one point on two occasions, but it would never tie the score in the first half. Holding a one-point lead, LSU got a pair of 3-pointers from Mays to go ahead 27-20 with 6:44 left in the first half. The Tigers took a 33-27 advantage into halftime.

"This was a good win," LSU coach Will Wade said. "That was the largest margin those guys have been beaten all year. Our turnover number was great, but our defensive rebounding was poor. It was a tremendous floor game for Javonte. Darius has become so consistent for us."

BIG PICTURE

LSU: The Tigers posted their fourth consecutive victory at home - three by at least 10 points - in the first month of the season.

Missouri State: For the first time this season, the Bears were beaten by more than four points. Missouri State's previous four defeats came by a total of nine points.

STAR WATCH

Javonte Smart has the unenviable task of replacing All-Southeastern Conference performer Tremont Waters at point guard. Smart has gotten off to a slow start as he made just 34% of his field goal attempts in the first six games. More importantly, Smart had committed one more turnover (26) than assists (25) in those six games. Against Missouri State, Smart only made three of nine shots from the field. However, he had his best floor game of the season. Smart handed out a career-high nine assists and committed just one turnover in 36 minutes.

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Missouri State made only 40% of its field goal attempts. However, the Bears kept within striking distance until the final minutes due to their work on the backboards. Missouri State outrebounded LSU 35-30 - the first time all season the Tigers were beaten on the boards. Moreover, the Bears grabbed 15 offensive rebounds which resulted in 18 second-chance points. LSU had six offensive rebounds and eight second-chance points.

UP NEXT

LSU will play New Orleans in the second game of its four-game homestand Tuesday.

Missouri State plays a home game for the first time in three weeks when it faces Murray State on Tuesday.

Leaders

Missouri State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Mohammed 0 0 0 0 0 0
Louisiana State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Hyatt 0 0 2 2 0 1
D. Days 20 0 0 10 0 0

Team Comparison

MOSt LSU
Points For 58 73
Field Goals 23/57-40% 29/54-54%
Three Pointers 6/17-35% 5/20-25%
Free Throws 6/13-46% 10/14-71%
Offensive Rebounds 15 6
Defensive Rebounds 20 24
Rebounds 39 31
Blocks 2 4
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 14 7
Personal Fouls 14 11
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - LSU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 29 MOSt 58 @ LSU 73 T. Dixon 1 J. Bishop 2

Game Information

Stadium: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Attendance: 9,892
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