LSU Falls to Coastal Carolina

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

Baton Rouge.

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.