IRVINE, Calif. -- Andre Stringer scored 19 points and LSU held on to beat UC Irvine 66-60 Tuesday night.
Adam Folker was the only Anteater in double figures with 13 points. UC Irvine (5-7) stayed close but never came within four points in the second half until the final minute.
LSU was the first Southeastern Conference team to play at Irvine since South Carolina in 2006. The Anteaters won that game 67-52.
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Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.