Freshman Thomas continues strong play, LSU tops SE Louisiana

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Freshman Cameron Thomas scored 21 points for his third 20-plus game, Trendon Watford had 20 points and nine rebounds, and LSU eased past Southeastern Louisiana 96-43 in the Tigers home opener. Thomas, named the SEC freshman of the week, opened the game with a 3-pointer to start a 21-6 run through the opening 10 minutes. He finished the game 4 of 8 from the 3-point line and 9 of 10 at the free-throw line. LSU led 50-18 at halftime after shooting 53%, while holding SE Louisiana to 17%. Keon Clergeot scored 17 points and Joe Kasperzyk added 13 for SE Louisiana.