The Tigers (11-7, 4-2) started strong against 10th ranked Texas A&M (16-2, 6-0), but down the stretch it was all Aggies as they routed the Tigers 71-57 in College Station.
LSU came out hot thanks to Tim Quarterman’s contributions off the bench. He had 10 points in the first half, including a dunk midway through the first period to put LSU up by five. They led by as much as six during that stretch, but the Aggies went into halftime on a 14-5 run and led by four at the break.
The Tigers narrowed the Texas A&M lead and even briefly took a lead in the second half, but Craig Victor picked up his fourth foul, forcing him to the bench less than four minutes in. The Aggies took advantage from there led by Jalen Jones 20 points.
Meanwhile, LSU’s Ben Simmons, who entered the night averaging 32 points per game in SEC road contests, was held to 10 points on the night. As a team, the Tigers turned the ball over 19 times.
They travel to Alabama for the next game on Saturday.
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