Tremont Waters leads LSU Basketball to its 10th straight win

January 31, 2019 - 7:44 am

Jeff Palermo reporting...

LSU sophomore guard Tremont Waters erupted for 36 points as the Fighting Tigers won their 10th straight Wednesday night with a 72-57 victory over Texas A&M. 

Waters, who last year hit a three-pointer with a second left to beat the Aggies, returned to College Station to torment A&M again. Waters got off to a fast start and never really cooled off as he made six 3-pointers and also hit all eight of his free throws.

LSU needed Waters, because no one else scored in double figures. Darius Days had nine points, Naz Reid had another tough shooting night as he finished with seven points and Marlon Taylor also had seven points. Skylar Mays was just 1-of-10 and finished with two points.

The Tigers shot 37% from the field, but the Aggies shot only 33%. A&M was also just 3-of-21 from three-point territory.

Coach Will Wade called it one of their best games of the season, because of how well they played defense and liked seeing them grab 21 offensive rebounds.

Texas A&M was able to stay close for about 30 minutes of this game, because they were 18 of 23 from the free throw line and TJ Starks’ scored 21 points. But Wade said LSU imposed its will in the 2nd half and he was pleased with the

The Bayou Bengals took control of this game midway through the second half.

LSU is now 7-0 in the SEC, tied with Tennessee and the Tigers have won 10 in a row. They will be back home Saturday to host Arkansas, who they already defeated once this season. A 94-88 overtime win in Fayetteville.

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