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December 28, 2006

No. 17 LSU rolls behind 'Big Baby' Davis

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BATON ROUGE, La. -Glen Davis scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as No. 17 LSU cruised to a 92-58 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night in the second round of the Hispanic College Fund Classic.

Davis, who went 7-of-11 from the field, got his eighth double-double of the season before leaving the court with slightly more than five minutes left in the game. He also had four assists and three steals.

Tasmin Mitchell, who was 6-of-8 from the field, finished with 17 points for the Tigers (9-3). Dameon Mason scored 13, while Darnell Lazare and Terry Martin added 10 points apiece.

Larry Cox had nine points and eight rebounds for Mississippi Valley (3-8).

It took LSU about five minutes to determine the outcome.

Going against a zone defense, the Tigers made six of their first seven field goal attempts. Three of those were 3-pointers - one each by Mason, Mitchell and Davis.

Mitchell, Lazare and Davis then scored to give LSU a 15-0 lead.

Mississippi Valley missed its first seven shots from the floor. The Delta Devils' first points came on a basket by Stanford Speech with 14:14 left in the first half.

Martin's 3-pointer put LSU ahead 27-7 with 10:17 remaining before halftime and the Tigers had a 47-21 lead at the break.

LSU coach John Brady was ejected with 12:16 remaining in the game when he received two technical fouls. Brady had complained that Davis was fouled when he went up for a shot after an offensive rebound.

For more coverage of LSU, visit TigerBait.com.

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