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Tigers fall in OT in Oxford
Stringer's 23 weren't enough for LSU (USA Today)
Posted Jan 15, 2014
In a game the Tigers had a chance to win at the end of regulation, LSU (10-5, 1-2) never recovered in overtime, falling 88-74 to Ole Miss (11-5, 2-1) in Oxford. Andre Stringer notched a new career high in points in the Tiger loss.
came from relative obscurity to lead
(11-5, 2-1) to an importnt 88-74 overtime victory over
(10-5, 1-2) in Oxford Wednesday night.
The native of Madrid, Spain, who came in averaging 4.4 points and 6.2 rebounds, exploded for 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and nine rebounds against the Tigers, which struggled to get frontcourt production from its starting tandem of
, who combined for only eight points.
Of course it didn't hurt for Andy Kennedy's squad that star guard
made his return playing inspired ball after his two-game suspension. Henderson totaled 25 points on 6-of-12 shooting from deep and doled out seven assists.
Lost in the shuffle of the loss was the fact that LSU had a chance to win at the end of regulation, when
missed an uncontested pull-up jumper. The Tigers ended up blowing what was a 69-65 lead with 1:17 to play.
turned in a career night in defeat, notching a personal high of 23 points on 5-of-8 outside shooting. Freshman
chipped in 14 points, seven rebounds and two steals off the bench as well.
The Tigers will return to action Saturday night, at home versus Vanderbilt (8 p.m., ESPNU).
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