Gant had 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Washington scored 15 with 19 boards for the Ragin' Cajuns (11-3). The duo helped Louisiana win the rebound battle 45-26. Frank Bartley IV added 16 points for the Cajuns, who are 9-1 in their last 10 games.
Malik Marquetti scored the final five points in an 18-2 game-opening run for Louisiana. The Ragin' Cajuns pushed the lead to 42-24 by halftime. The Trojans cut the lead to 42-30 early in the second half, but Washington's 3-point play capped a 13-4 run and Louisiana stayed comfortably ahead from there.
Tshiebwe's relationship with Sagaba Konate helped West Virginia land a player who had his pick of high-major offers.
SEC Network's Marcus Spears joins Rocky Top Tip-Off to be a special guest in judging Tennessee's dunk contest.
Oscar Tshiebwe, a 6-foot-9 center out of Pennsylvania who averaged 21.3 points and 11.7 rebounds on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit, chose WVU over Kentucky, Baylor and Illinois.