LSU beats Old Dominion 66-60 in Battle 4 Atlantis
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Brandon Sampson scored 24 points to help LSU beat Old Dominion 66-60 on Thursday night in the Battle 4 Atlantis consolation bracket.
Duop Reath added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (4-1), who shook off a blowout loss in Wednesday's first game of the eight-team tournament by hanging on down the stretch against the Monarchs (2-2).
LSU was coming off a 35-point loss to Wichita State in which it shot just 28 percent. A day later, the Tigers shot 61 percent after halftime and stayed a half-step ahead as the game entered the final minutes.
Ahmad Caver scored 11 points to lead Old Dominion, which was coming off an overtime loss to No. 10 Louisville in its Atlantis opener.
The Monarchs shot just 37 percent and struggled at the foul line (8 of 15) for the second straight game.