LSU edges Houston 59-58 on last-second free throws



HOUSTON (AP) — Storm Warren hit two free throws in the final second as LSU edged Houston 59-58 on Tuesday night.

Andre Stringer scored 13 points to lead the Tigers (4-3), who won for the third time in four games. Ralston Turner and Warren scored 12 points each, and Justin Hamilton had 11 points and seven rebounds

Alandise Harris scored 21 points, and TaShawn Thomas had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead the Cougars (3-3), who lost their third straight by two points or less and second in a row by one.

Anthony Hickey missed a jumper with 4 seconds left, but Warren collected the rebound and was fouled by Thomas. Warren made both free throws with a second left. J.J. Thompson’s half-court heave at the buzzer missed.

Turner hit a 3-pointer with 2:23 remaining to put LSU up 57-56. Jonathan Simmons’ basket put Houston back up with 9 seconds left.