The LSU Tigers shot 70% from beyond the three-point stripe, en route to a 80-65 win over the South Alabama Jaguars, in non-conference action, on Sunday. The Associated Press has the story, below.


Armed by a strong first-half shooting performance, LSU downed South Alabama 80-65 on Sunday in the Coors Classic.

The Tigers (5-2) made six of their first seven shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, and finished the first half making 16 of 24 shots and 10 of 13 3-pointers.

The shooting spree, coupled by solid defense, gave the Tigers more 3-pointers made in the first 20 minutes than field goals made by South Alabama. The Jaguars (2-3) made just 7 of 25 field goals in the first half and failed to connect on six 3-point tries.