January 18, 2007

Defense enables LSU to beat Rebels

It's pretty apparent how LSU is going to have to win games in the Southeastern Conference this season.

Victories are going to result from what happens when the Tigers are on the defensive end of the floor.

With its offense again sputtering Wednesday at the PMAC, LSU relied upon its defense to defeat Ole Miss 62-55.

The Tigers held the Rebels, who play more up-tempo with new coach Andy Kennedy, to a season-low 55 points. Ole Miss had to make half of its 28 second-half field goal attempts to merely shoot 40 percent for the game.

"Our saving grace right now is our defense," LSU coach John Brady said. "From a defensive standpoint, I don't have many complaints. We held them to 55 points. I'll take that every game here on out."

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