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LSU beats Valencia All-Stars in Spain, 111-86

August 17, 2019

VALENCIA, Spain – The LSU Tigers evened its record in the exhibition basketball tour in Spain Saturday afternoon with a dominating 111-86 win over the Valencia All-Stars at the L’Alqueria Del Basket.

LSU used a 21-0 run at the end of the second quarter and the start of the third quarter to seal the deal. The 21-0 run covered the final 13 points of the second quarter and the first eight of the third quarter as LSU opened up a 71-39 lead.

Valencia had done a good job staying with the Tigers and trailed LSU around the midway point of the quarter, 43-36. But the Tigers would give up only three points in what amounted to a 28-3 scoring spree. Skylar Mays was a big part of the second quarter run, with several drives and scores, including an impressive drive past a defender that resulted in a massive slam dunk

A total of 11 Tigers of the 12 that played scored in the contest with six in double figures for LSU. Trendon Watford led LSU with 19 points and 11 rebounds, following 18 against the Dominican Republic, with James Bishop getting 17, Skylar Mays 14, Darius Days 12 and Aundre Hyatt and Javonte Smart 10 apiece.

Millan Jimenez had 28 points for Valencia to lead the hosts. Valencia made more three-points field goals (15) than two-point field goals (14).

According to available stats, LSU had 62 points in the paint to just 24 for Valencia. But LSU also shot well from the arc, making 13 three-pointers. LSU finished up at 45-87 for the game from the field overall. LSU was 8-of-13 at the free throw line. 

LSU out rebounded the Valencia team, 52-27, including 19-3 on the offensive end. LSU had 24 assists compared to just four the other night against the Dominican Republic.

The Tigers led 29-20 after one period, then outscored Valencia, 34-19 in the second quarter to lead 63-39. The Tigers built as much as a 36-point lead, 109-73, in the fourth quarter.

The Tigers will remain in Valencia Sunday and will go to Barcelona on Monday for the final portion of the trip. The next game is scheduled for Wednesday in Barcelona.


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