LSU was without half of its four-man post player rotation Saturday.

The two remaining bigs made sure it didn't matter.

Justin Hamilton establlished career highs with 23 points and 16 rebounds and Storm Warren had 15 points and 11 rebounds as LSU opened Southeastern Conference play with an 81-55 win over Ole Miss at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LSU was without starting power forward Johnny O'Bryant (broken hand) and reserve forward Malcolm White, who sat out to attend a family funeral. But Warren, who started the season as a starter, scored LSU's first four points and Hamilton took over in the second half for the Tigers (11-4, 1-0), getting 16 points and 11 rebounds in the second half.

Ole Miss (10-5, 0-1) was also short-handed. Guard Dundrecous Nelson, the team's leading scorer, was kicked off the team earlier in the week and forward Murphy Holloway, who averages close to a double-double for the Rebels, did not dress for the Tigers.

Jelan Kendrick and Terrance Henry scored 8 points each for the Rebels, who trailed 44-24 at halftime.

LSU won for the 10th time in 11 games. In all 11 of those games, the Tigers have held its opponent to under 60 points.