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Simmons leads LSU to 100-77 win over Oral Roberts

Ben Simmons (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB) Ben Simmons (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
Keith Hornsby (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB) Keith Hornsby (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
Craig Victor II (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB) Craig Victor II (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
Antonio Blakeney (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB) Antonio Blakeney (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
Josh Gray (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB) Josh Gray (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)

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BATON ROUGE, LA - Ben Simmons scored 24 points to lead five Tigers in double figures, as the LSU men's basketball team extended its home winning streak to six games, 100-77, over Oral Roberts on Saturday.

LSU improved to 6-4 behind a 53.7 percent shooting performance (36 of 67), which included 65.5 percent in the second half.

Simmons was 10 of 14 shooting to lead LSU, while guard Keith Hornsby and forward Craig Victor II each added 13 while combining for 11 of 18 from the field. Guard Antonio Blakeney and Josh Gray each scored 12. LSU was 20 of 28 from the free throw line (71.4 percent).

Oral Roberts fell to 8-5. The Golden Eagles were led by Kris Martin with 18 and Obi Emegano - the NCAA's second-leading scorer by total points - who had 16, more than seven below his average of 23.3.

Seven different Tigers scored during a 15-2 run, as LSU built a 30-9 advantage with 11:27 to play in the opening half. The Golden Eagles never got closer than 14 points, which came midway through the second half. Ten of 12 Tigers who saw action scored.

LSU will return to action on Tuesday, when American University comes to the Maravich Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff on the SEC Network.

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