Tigers Win SEC Opener - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Tigers Win SEC Opener

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Justin Hamilton and Storm Warren each had a double-double, and LSU defeated Ole Miss 81-55 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Saturday.

Hamilton had career highs with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Hamilton made nine of his 12 field goal attempts. Warren matched his season-high with 15 points and collected 11 rebounds. Warren replaced Johnny O'Bryant, who broke his hand Wednesday, in the starting lineup.

Anthony Hickey added 12 points, all coming on 3-pointers, and seven assists. Andre Stringer finished with 10 points and five assists. The 26-point victory was the largest for the Tigers (11-4) against an SEC opponent since they beat Georgia 81-52 six seasons ago.

The Rebels (10-5), who have lost four of their last five games, had no player score in double figures. Terrance Henry scored eight points and Jarvis Summers finished with seven.

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