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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- The offense came a little easier this time around for LSU. Cheap Padres Jerseys .Brandon Sampson scored career-high 24 points and the Tigers shot 61 percent after halftime to beat Old Dominion 66-60 on Thursday night in the Battle 4 Atlantis consolation bracket.Duop Reath added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (4-1), who hung on down the stretch against the Monarchs (2-2). It was a huge improvement from a day before, when the Tigers lost by 35 points to Wichita State in the first game of the eight-team tournament at the Atlantis resort.In that game, LSU shot just 28 percent, though coach Johnny Jones said he was more troubled by a defensive effort that saw Wichita State shoot 45 percent.I thought tonight we were better defensively and when we did have lapses offensively, it gave us a chance to at least hold our opponent down, Jones said. And then we got back in a comfort zone and got in a rhythm really in the second half making plays and making the right passes, right reads.And I thought guys did a good job of being patient and letting the offense work.Sampson, a 6-foot-5 sophomore from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offered a good example of the difference in the two games. He managed just two points on 1-for-7 shooting against Wichita State, but made 7 of 10 shots and all nine of his free throws in 30 minutes against Old Dominion.It was definitely a big learning experience, Sampson said, adding: I could tell it was hard for all our teammates to sleep on a game like that.Ahmad Caver scored 11 points to lead Old Dominion, which was coming off an overtime loss to No. 10 Louisville in its tournament opener.The Monarchs shot just 37 percent and struggled at the foul line (8 of 15) for the second straight game.We were atrocious at the offensive end, ODU coach Jeff Jones said. We didnt execute. And it started on our very first possession to the very last possession, so I guess at least we were consistent.BIG PICTUREODU: Two games, two bad shooting performances. The Monarchs had to work hard for their looks against the Tigers and struggled to make them when they did get a clean shot. It was a performance that prompted Jones to say his Monarchs got exactly what we deserved.There is no excuse for the way we played, Jones said. And I dont mean to take anything away from LSU. They outplayed us. But we had a choice, and we werent ready.LSU: At least Jones knows his team can put an ugly loss behind it. The Tigers responded by controlling the boards (40-35) and blocking five shots to go with the solid second-half shooting.TIP-INSODU: Trey Porter scored 10 points. ... ODU scored 16 points off turnovers. ... Brandan Stith, who had 22 points and 12 rebounds against Louisville, managed nine points on 3-for-9 shooting with 12 rebounds Thursday.LSU: The Tigers had 21 turnovers. ... LSU shot just 3 of 18 from 3-point range. ... Jalyn Patterson had seven rebounds. ... Reath made 2 of 3 3-pointers, matching his numbers for the first four games combined. ... LSU went 14 of 21 at the line after halftime.UP NEXTODU: The Monarchs will play St. Johns in Fridays seventh-place game.LSU: The Tigers will face VCU in Fridays fifth-place game.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap---More AP college basketball at http://collegebasketball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 Padres Jerseys China . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team. Custom Padres T-shirts .com) - Manchester City midfielder David Silva is expected to miss the next four weeks because of a calf problem. http://www.custompadresjersey.com/ . Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Tom Pernice Jr. won the first playoff event in PGA Tour Champions history, beating Colin Montgomerie by a stroke Sunday at Sherwood in the PowerShares QQQ Championship.The 57-year-old Tom Pernice Jr. closed with a 2-under 70 in breezy and rainy conditions, breaking a tie for the lead with Montgomerie with an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-4 14th and adding a 15-footer on the par-3 15th.I hit two beautiful irons, Pernice said. I hit a beautiful 7-iron on 15 and it just worked out perfect. And then I couldnt have drawn it up any better, I just cut a 6-iron back against the wind beautifully on 15 and man, it turned out beautiful.Pernice bogeyed the par-3 17th and two-putted for par from 15 feet on the par-4 18th.I kind of got a little careless there at 17, Pernice said. Made it a little interesting.The former UCLA player overcame a bogey-double bogey start Friday to win for the fifth time on the 50-and-over tour, ending a drought that stretched to the 2014 Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The two-time PGA Tour winner had a 13-under 203 total. He had a 69 on Friday, and shot 64 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Brandt Jobe.To be able to come back and shoot 13 to win was very special, Pernice said.Montgomerie parred the final five holes for a 70. The 53-year-old Scot won a month ago in British Columbia for his fourth tour title.Especially the start it got very breezy, Montgomerie said. First nine was very, very difficult. Just miserable.Pernice had a different take on the conditions.Whenever you get a little moisture in southern California, youd better take it, he said. Custom Padres Jerseys. Scott Dunlap was third at 10 under after a 67.The top 72 on the money list earned spots at Sherwood, and the top 54 advanced to the Dominion Charity Classic next week in Richmond, Virginia. The field will be cut to 36 for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona.Each dollar earned in the first two events is worth two points. At the Charles Schwab Championship, points will be reset so that the top five only have to win to capture the Charles Schwab Cup.Pernice earned $305,000 -- and 610 points -- to jump from 32nd to ninth in the standings.Its been a little bit of an up and down year, but I just kept telling myself, `Keep working hard and keep plugging away. Pernice said Its not always how you start but if you finish well you can have a great year.Lee Janzen got the final spot in Richmond, edging Brad Bryant by 331 points. Janzen tied for 25th at 2 under, and shot a 66 to tie for 45th at 3 over.Charles Schwab Cup leader Bernhard Langer withdrew before the start Friday because of a left knee injury. The 59-year-old German star also leads with four victories and has wrapped up the season money title with $2,697,459.Montgomerie moved into second place in the standings.Jobe tied for 10th at 6 under after a 77.Fred Couples had a 77 to tie for 37th at 1 over in his first tournament in eight months. The 57-year-old Couples was sidelined by a chronic back injury. He opened with rounds of 68 and 72. ' ' '
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