Lsu 34 32 66
Cirvine 26 34 60
Date of game: 12/18/2012

Recap: UC Irvine vs. LSU

Irvine, CA (Sports Network) - Andre Stringer scored 19 points as the LSU Tigers held off the UC Irvine Anteaters, 66-60, in a non-conference bout at the Bren Center.

Shavon Coleman added a double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) off the bench and Anthony Hickey contributed 10 points as a reserve as well for LSU (7-1) which bounced back from its first loss of the season.

Adam Folker led UC Irvine (5-7) with 13 points. Michael Wilder had 11 rebounds and was a point shy of a double-double.

LSU forced 11 turnovers and outscored UC Irvine 12-6 from beyond the arc in the first half to earn a 34-26 lead at the break.

The Tigers led by as many as 13 points in the second half but found themselves up by only three points (62-59) with 48 seconds remaining. Stringer nailed a pair of free throws to give LSU some breathing room and the Anteaters missed two shots and had a turnover on their last three possessions.

UC Irvine lost despite having a slightly better shooting percentage (37.3) than LSU (37.1). The Tigers had a 21-12 edge in points off turnovers and a 10-0 advantage in points on the fast break.

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