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LSU Defeats Rutgers, 55-50

The LSU Tiger men’s basketball picked up a non-conference road win on Saturday night, defeating the  Rutgers Scarlet Knight, 55-50, as part of the SEC/Big East challenge.

With LSU trailing by a point, Anthony Hickey hit jumper to give the Tigers a 49-48 lead with 1:19 remaining.

Hickey then fouled Austin Johnson, who then nailed two free throws, giving Rutgers a 50-49 lead, at the 1:05 mark.

Hickey came right back and hit a 10-foot floater in the lane, to give the Tigers the lead back, 51-50, with :40 remaining.

After a Rutgers offensive foul, Johnny O’Bryant get free for a dunk, to extend the Tigers’ lead to 53-50, with 12.7 seconds left.

Rutgers lost the basketball on their next possession, and O’Bryant sealed the win with two free throws, making the final score 55-50.

LSU was able to out-shoot Rutgers from the field, 36%-33%.

Andre Stringer led the Tigers, with 13 points, while O’Bryant chipped in with 11.

Eli Carter paced the Scarlet Knights in a losing cause, with 10 points.

With the win, LSU improves to 5-3 on the season, while Rutgers falls to 4-4.

Photo Courtesy: lsusports.net

LSU guard Anthony Hickey, along with head coach Trent Johnson

 

View the box score, courtesy of espn.com.

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