LSU hands Houston its first lost of the season, 84-65

LSU hands Houston its first lost of the season, 84-65

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BATON ROUGE, LA - LSU men's basketball Coach Johnny Jones said that it was a "learning experience" in the Bahamas when the Tigers posted a 1-2 record last week in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

It was lesson learned for the Tigers Tuesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center as the Tigers were able to drop undefeated Houston, 84-65, as LSU upped its season record to 5-2. The Cougars fell to 5-1.

It was a good way for the team to head into what will be a two-week break from game competition as the school enters concentrated study period and then final exam week which begins on Monday. The Tigers will then play three games at home in seven days beginning on Dec. 13 against NC Central.

The Tigers starred offensively and defensively against the Cougars turning the tables from an overtime loss against Houston last year in Houston.

Antonio Blakeney posted his third 20-point game of the season with 23 points, while Brandon Sampson had 16 points and three blocks with Craig Victor II (in his fourth game back with the team and his first start of the season) had 13 points, nine rebounds and four steals.

Aaron Epps off the bench hit all five field goal attempts and had 11 points, while Skylar Mays had an 11 on his line, 11 assists, the first time an LSU player had double digit assists since last November when Ben Simmons had 11 assists against NC State in a game in Brooklyn.