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LSU overcomes slow start, defeats Savannah State


SEC scoring leader Jarell Martin scored 26 points and Jordan Mickey added 24 more plus 14 rebounds, as LSU rallied from an early 10-point deficit to knock off Savannah State 75-59 in the Tigers' final tune-up for conference play.

Savannah State (3-10) started fast taking a 16-6 advantage, but Martin capped a 10-0 LSU run with a slam dunk to even the score. Martin was 10-of-15 and Mickey 11-of-13 from the field, as LSU (11-2) shot 55% and expanded a six-point 31-25 lead at the half to double digits.

Savannah native Tim Quarterman added 13 points for LSU. The Tigers have now won eight games in a row and start SEC play on the road Thursday at Missouri.

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