CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Sam McLaurin grabbed a
career-high 16 rebounds and Coastal Carolina turned a huge
rebounding advantage into a 71-63 victory over LSU on Tuesday
It was the third victory for the Chanticleers (3-0) in 11 tries
against SEC teams, including a win last year over the Tigers in
Coastal Carolina dominated the boards primarily in the first
half, during a 23-6 run from which the Tigers (2-1) never fully
recovered. The Chanticleers finished the game with 53-34 rebounding
McLaurin, a junior forward, also had 13 points for Coastal
Carolina. Anthony Raffa led all scorers with 20 points and also
grabbed 10 rebounds.
LSU (1-1) forward Ralston Turner was the Tigers' top scorer,
finishing with 15 points.
The game, originally scheduled as a marquee opener for Coastal
Carolina's Student Recreation and Convocation Center, was moved
back to 1,039-seat Kimbel Arena after Convocation Center
construction was delayed.