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BATON ROUGE, LA - Antonio Blakeney posted the ninth 20-plus point game of his LSU career Tuesday night to pace the LSU Tigers to a 2-0 start with a 78-61 win over Southern Mississippi at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Blakeney, a sophomore from Sarasota, Florida, hit 9-of-14 field goal attempts and all three three-point attempts to post 26 points. In his 36 minutes he also added six assists and one steal.
Blakeney was one of four players in double figures for the Tigers as Brandon Sampson scored 11 points, while Duop Reath, limited to 20 minutes with foul trouble, had 10 points and Wayde Sims off the bench hit 4-of-5 field goals to score 10 points in 23 minutes.