Sophomore Johnny O'Bryant had a stellar night, scoring 30 points for a career high and led the Tigers to a 64-46 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia, South Carolina Thursday night (Feb. 14) according to local news.
The Tigers took the first half of the game to get in groove after a bad start to the game. The Tigers missed their first three shots and also turned the ball over on their first three possessions. They were held to 14 points during the first half of the game, with O'Bryant responsible for 10 points scored.
At halftime the Tigers led by only two points, 26-24. The Tigers came out with a new attitude in the 3rd period. They made some nice offensive plays putting some points on the scoreboard, while also putting up a good defensive effort.
The Tigers pulled away in the last half of the game with a 52-35 lead with less than nine minutes left on the clock. Andre Stringer had back to back 3-pointers and finished the game with 12 points, all scored in the second half of the game.
Johnny Jones, head coach for the Tigers had this to say about the game, "We made some offensive plays. I thought it was one of our best defensive efforts we've played all year long."
The head coach for the Gamecocks, Frank Martin, commented after the game saying, "I've never been more embarrassed than I am to call myself a basketball coach today."
The Tigers previously lost to the Gamecocks 82-73 in overtime on January 16.
LSU will be back in action on Saturday (Feb. 16) at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, taking on Mississippi State at 4:00 p.m. CT.