Andy Kennedy said he wanted an ugly game to off-set LSU’s athleticism. The Rebels did a good job of uglying things up in the first half, as the Tigers struggled to penetrate the zone defense.
LSU shot just 29.6 percent in the first half.
But the Rebels could manage only a four-point lead at the break as the “big three” were a combined 0-for-11 from floor. They got little better as Stefan Moody, Jarvis Summers and LaDarius White were 7-for-29 for the game.
LSU, meanwhile, found its touch in the second half, much of that due to 15 points off nine Ole Miss turnovers. Ole Miss had 17 turnovers for the game, their most since 18 at Kentucky.