Pokes defeated by LSU
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The McNeese State men's basketball team was hoping to get their first ever victory over the LSU Tigers.
It didn't happen.
The Cowboys lost their non-conference finale in Baton Rouge by the final of 83-60.
McNeese State is now 0-19 all-time in men's basketball against LSU.
MSU kept it close during the first half. The Pokes trailed 33-31 at halftime, but LSU pulled away later in the game. The Tigers outscored McNeese State 50-29 in the second half.
C.J. Collins led the way for McNeese with 12 points. P.J. Alawoya had a solid performance for the Cowboys. He had 9 points and 7 rebounds.
LSU's Tasmin Mitchell had a game-high 19 points along with 11 rebounds. Bo Spencer had 18 points and 4 assists.
McNeese is now 5-9 overall on the season. They'll open up Southland Conference play on Saturday, January 9th at home against UT-San Antonio.