SHREVEPORT, La. – The no. 1 LSU Shreveport men's basketball team dominated the Steers from Texas College on Monday night at The Dock by a final score of 106-72 as they hit triple digits for the fifth time this season.
The first half was tightly contested compared to the second as the Pilots took a 14-point lead into the locker room at the half. LSUS shot an impressive 53% (15-28) in the first half and only took four attempts from the three-point line while Texas College shot a not too shabby 31% from the field in the first half.
Texas College (9-6, 7-2 RRAC) proved to be no match for the undefeated Pilots (15-0, 9-0 RRAC) as the home team's shooting got even better after the halftime chat. LSUS burned the nets for 61 points in the second half shooting 64% from the field to finish at 60% for the game.
LSUS lit it up from the three-point line in the second half making 10 of 15 attempts from downtown to finish at 58% for the game. After the Pilots got off to a hot start in the second half the intense play by the visitors diminished as there was only one free-throw taken by the Pilots as they finished 15 of 20 (75%) from the charity stripe. Texas College did not attempt a free-throw in the second half.
The Pilots finished with four scorers in double figures while Texas College had only two; Jacobie Bias (14) and Jeremy McCarty (11).
Brance Davenport lit up the scoreboard for 20 points for the Pilots with four assists and three steals. Eric Young once again found his name on the score sheet as he had 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds with two assists.
Derrick Parker earned his eighth double-double with a quiet 17 points and 10 rebounds. He also had two steals, blocked two shots and had one steal in 27 minutes. Corey Bingham scored 13 points after a three for six performance from downtown and was perfect from the free-throw line going two for two.
Isiah Bazile had seven points with four assists and four steals for the nation's top team. As the Pilots got closer to the triple digit mark, the fans that were quit began to get back in the game after Cody Walker and Jake Greene drained some long buckets to energize what was left of a once packed house at The Dock.
Walker was two for two from downtown while Greene made two of three. Walker finished with nine as Greene with six points.
The Pilots outscored the Steers by 20 in the second half for the convincing victory over what was the second place team in the RRAC standings.
The next game for the no. 1 team in the nation will be on Saturday on the road as they travel to a hostile environment at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m. The next game for the Pilots at home will be on Saturday, January 29, against Bacone College at 7:30 p.m.