NCAAB Game Recap - New Orleans at Louisiana State
Tue Dec 3, 2019 9:00 PM EST

Mich
43
Lou
58
F
Duke
87
MSU
75
F
Brad
56
Mem
71
F
FlaSt
64
Ind
80
F
MD-ES
46
Baylor
78
F
HBU
68
Dayt
99
F
Butl
67
Miss
58
F
NDSt
60
IndSt
71
F
E KY
67
USC-Up
79
F
StPet
69
StJon
79
F
BethC
67
Stetsn
72
F
Dart
80
GASt
83
F(OT)
Copp
85
ECU
75
F
NW
82
BC
64
F
StAnd
58
App
90
F
Coker
59
GWebb
73
F
Rich
80
Hamp
63
F
W Ky
74
WriSt
76
F
OlDom
46
W&M
63
F
Chat
77
WCU
87
F
Oakl
72
W MI
62
F
Iowa
68
Syr
54
F
Lafy
94
StJos
71
F
Buck
69
Rider
89
F
UNCA
83
Charl
75
F
NoKY
76
MiaO
54
F
Detr
57
Kent
92
F
JacSt
60
GMas
67
F
Quin
77
FaDi
78
F
Valpa
79
E MI
85
F
Vermt
73
Cin
82
F
LoyIL
70
Ball
58
F
UMBC
61
Amer
85
F
(N/A)
64
Samf
97
F
(N/A)
38
MidTN
86
F
(N/A)
61
McNee
107
F
Lipsco
75
Belm
80
F
NebOm
73
ArkSt
78
F
Buff
76
Vand
90
F
SamH
86
TexPA
90
F(2OT)
UAB
57
Tex
67
F
TXAMC
67
TexSA
89
F
Murr
69
MOSt
71
F
SeLA
81
ULLa
98
F
NWSt
51
SMU
77
F
ChaSo
68
Mizzu
60
F
WIMil
53
Drake
56
F
APSU
61
Ark
69
F
Oral
60
Crei
72
F
Rut
60
Pitt
71
F
IlSt
69
TCU
81
F
UTEP
56
NMSt
59
F
MtStM
67
GrCan
75
F(OT)
JackSt
58
Denv
67
F
NOrl
54
LSU
90
F
UCSB
64
CSBak
60
F
InWor
60
Seatt
81
F
(N/A)
36
Sac
72
F
AzSt
71
USF
67
F

Dec 3, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

New Orleans (3-5)

30

24

54

Louisiana State (6-2)

38

52

90

Williams, Days power LSU past New Orleans 90-54
Tue Dec 3, 2019 11:58 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Both Emmitt Williams and Darius Days registered double-doubles to lead LSU to a 90-54 non-conference victory against New Orleans on Tuesday.

Williams finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season for the Tigers (6-2). Days recorded his fourth double-double of the year with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Williams and Days were a combined 13-of-20 shooting from the field.

Trendon Watford scored a season-high 18 points for LSU. Charles Manning Jr. finished with 13 points, while Javonte Smart added 12 points and eight assists.

"We did a good job establishing ourselves in the paint scoring 52 points," LSU coach Will Wade said. "I was really pleased with Javonte. He's just settled in as a point guard. It just takes time. We've always had confidence in Javonte and he certainly played very good."

Bryson Robinson was the leading scorer for UNO (3-5) with 18 points. Jaylen Key had 13 points and Troy Green had 10 for the Privateers, who failed to hit 60 points for the third time this season.

LSU struggled for most of the first half. During a nine-minute span, Williams was the only player to score for the Tigers. A field goal by Ehren Freeman gave UNO its biggest lead of the first half at 26-20.

Over the final six minutes of the opening half, LSU outscored the Privateers 18-4. Four Tigers - Skylar Mays, Manning, Watford and Williams - were each responsible for four points during this stretch. A field goal by Williams in the final minute put LSU ahead 38-30 at halftime.

"It was a slow start," Williams said. "As you can see, basketball is a game of runs. We started off kind of slow, but as you see we sped up."

New Orleans came no closer than seven points after halftime. With their lead at 42-35, the Tigers went on a 16-5 run. Smart and Manning had three-point plays during that span. LSU scored 20 consecutive points later in the second half to go ahead 83-48.

"Early on in the second half, our execution was good," New Orleans coach Mark Slessinger said. "As the half went on, our execution waned. We didn't do the things we were supposed to do. LSU is a good basketball team."

BIG PICTURE

LSU: The Tigers extended their home nonconference winning streak to 14 games. LSU has won five home games this season - all by a margin of at least nine points.

New Orleans: The Privateers remain winless against Division I opponents. UNO has been beaten on the road by Butler, SMU, Mississippi State, Hawaii and LSU by an average of 21.2 points.

STAR OF THE GAME

For the first time this season, LSU freshman Trendon Watford was not in the starting lineup. He responded with a season-high 18 points and six rebounds in 27 minutes. Watford was 6 of 12 from the field, including 2 of 4 on 3-pointers. He also contributed three assists and season-highs in steals with two and blocked shots with two. Watford has scored in double figures in seven of the first eight games.

STAT OF THE NIGHT

LSU's defense smothered New Orleans for most of the game. The Privateers scored 26 points during the first 14 minutes. Over the next 26 minutes, the Tigers limited UNO to 28 points. The Privateers shot only 37 percent from the field (23 of 63). LSU did not permit its opponent to make 40 percent of its field-goal attempts for the fourth time in eight games. New Orleans committed 15 turnovers. Skylar Mays had four steals and Charles Manning blocked three shots.

UP NEXT

LSU: The Tigers will play host to a second straight Southland Conference opponent when it meets Northwestern State on Sunday.

New Orleans: The Privateers will take a break for semester exams before playing host to Williams Baptist College on Dec. 14.

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Leaders

New Orleans PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Berzat 0 0 0 0 1 0
R. Carson Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 0
Louisiana State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Williams 18 0 1 10 1 1
T. Watford 18 0 3 6 2 2

Team Comparison

NOrl LSU
Points For 54 90
Field Goals 23/63-37% 34/62-55%
Three Pointers 4/11-36% 5/21-24%
Free Throws 4/6-67% 17/21-81%
Offensive Rebounds 9 8
Defensive Rebounds 21 32
Rebounds 32 40
Blocks 0 7
Steals 7 9
Turnovers 15 10
Personal Fouls 15 8
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Dec 3 NOrl 54 @ LSU 90 A. Freeman 2 C. Cooper 2

Game Information

Stadium: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Attendance: 8,608
Game Time: