LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Andre Stringer scored 18 points and Jarell Martin added 15 as LSU beat St. Joseph's 82-65 Thursday night at the Old Spice Classic. Jordan Mickey added 14 points for the Tigers, who will face No. 21 Memphis in a semifinal Friday. LSU took command early on, leading by as many as 18 before taking a 46-30 lead at the half.
(AP) - A season like no other at Grambling State University comes to a merciful end Saturday when the Tigers face their biggest rival in the annual Bayou Classic at the Louisiana Superdome. There have been thrree head coaches in less than two months, players have refused to take the field over allegations of shoddy treatment, and a nasty dispute has erupted between the administration and many of the alumni who helped make the school famous.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier truly likes Clemson's Dabo Swinney. The Gamecocks coach also likes the mutual respect coming from both sides of the Palmetto State's biggest rivalry. No. 6 Clemson plays at No. 10 South Carolina on Saturday night. The Tigers are trying to end a four-game losing streak in the rivalry, while the Gamecocks look to continue a school-record 17-game home win streak.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - AJ McCarron has risen to the occasion on big stages with Southeastern Conference and national titles on the line. Now, top-ranked Alabama's quarterback steps onto one with something more personal potentially at stake, too: His Heisman Trophy chances. McCarron can bolster his case if he leads the Crimson Tide past rival No. 4 Auburn on Saturday and looks good doing it.
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