Will Wade and No. 23 LSU begins the 2019-2020 season in the win column after beating a tough Bowling Green squad 88-79 on Friday night inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The Tigers were led by sophomore guard Javonte Smart and forward Emmitt Williams, who both posted 21 points. Freshman Trendon Watford also saw his first collegiate action, tallying 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Next, the Tigers travel to No. 25 VCU on Tuesday night for a 5:00 p.m. tip on ESPN2. For more on the game: lsubowlinggreen.lsusports.net