LSU beats Texas in Big 12 Challenge 69-67

LSU Texas Big 12 Challenge

Trendon Watford scored 22 points and LSU survived a furious second-half rally by Texas to earn a 69-67 win Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

The Tigers have won eight in a row.

LSU took the lead for good with 49 seconds left

Watford’s tough layup put LSU ahead 62-60 before Skylar Mays made two free throws with 49 seconds left.

LSU Texas Big 12 Challenge

Watford made two more with 16 seconds to play to seal the victory. Texas had lost at West Virginia by 38 in its last game and trailed LSU by 16 early in the second half before rallying to take the lead late. Andrew Jones scored 20 for Texas.