WASHINGTON (KADN) — The LSU Tigers cut the lead to ten with four minutes to go in the game, but Michigan State still stomps the Tigers 80-63. The Tigers got off to the slow start and trailed by 12 points at the half 40-28. Interim head basketball coach Tony Benford was asked if he was surprised that the game was so lopsided.
” We were surprised,” Benford said. “I thought we had a great game plan. We wanted to protect the paint try to get the ball in the paint. You gotta give those guys credit and then they flipped it on us on the glass. Whoever won the rebounding battle I thought was going to win the game.”
LSU was outrebounded 41-34. The Spartans denied LSU from going to the Elite 8 for the first time since 2006. LSU finishes the season (28-7).