Xavier tops LSU 89-65

By JOE KAY,
AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) Point guard Terrell Holloway scored 20 points while leading a fastbreak offense Tuesday night, and Xavier ran away to an 89-65 victory over LSU while dominating upfront.

Xavier (8-4) controlled the boards from the outset and finished with a 53-37 advantage in rebounds. Seven-foot sophomore Kenny Frease made his first career start and had a career-high 12 rebounds, nine in the first half.

Forward Jamel McLean had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Xavier, which scored the most points allowed by the Tigers this season.

LSU (8-4) was looking to pay back the Musketeers, who snapped the Tigers’ 17-game, homecourt winning streak last season. Instead, Xavier pushed its homecourt streak to 16 wins, the longest since the Cintas Center opened in 2000.

Bo Spencer led LSU with 20 points.

Updated December 29, 2009