BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Freshman Cameron Thomas scored 27 points in another impressive performance and his LSU teammates provided the rebounding muscle, leading the eighth-seeded Tigers past ninth-seeded St. Bonaventure 76-61 on Saturday and into the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
LSU (19-9) can reach its second straight Sweet 16 if it beats Michigan, the top seed in the Midwest Region.
"We can certainly play better, but I think we've played a lot more physical since the Vanderbilt home game," coach Will Wade said. "For us, it's about getting stops and rebounding, which we did a great job of."