Sun Devils Scorch LSU, 71-52

Nov. 27, 2009

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Glasser scored a career-high 24 points, Eric Boateng added 17 and Arizona State used its suffocating zone defense to beat LSU 71-52 on Friday in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

The Sun Devils (4-1) trailed 34-27 at halftime before locking down, forcing the Tigers (3-2) to miss 15 of their first 17 shots out of the break. Tasmin Mitchell and Storm Warren were the only players to score from the field for LSU in the second half until a 3-pointer by Chris Beattle in the closing seconds.

After shooting 60 percent over the first 20 minutes, the Tigers were held to 5 of 25 from the field in the second half. They also turned the ball over 13 times against a 2-3 zone defense that's basically designed to allow offenses to pass it freely around the perimeter.

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