BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 32 points as LSU defeated Troy 92-57 on Sunday night.
Thornton, who had scored in double figures just once in the Tigers’ first four games, made 13 of his 24 field goal attempts including four 3-pointers. Thornton also grabbed a season-high eight rebounds along with three assists.
Bo Spencer and Chris Johnson were the other players to score a least ten points for LSU (5-0). Spencer, who tallied six assists, scored 13 points. Johnson finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and a season-high five blocked shots.
Brandon Hazard was the top scorer for the Trojans (3-4) with 16 points. Richard Delk, Troy’s leading scorer (14.7 points per game), was limited to eight points.
The Tigers got off to a fast start when Thornton made two 3-pointers and dunked a tip-in.