Scores

Final

Georgia 64

(12-15, 3-11 SEC)

LSU 71

(12-16, 5-9 SEC)

    2:00 PM ET, March 2, 2008

    Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    UGA 34 3064
    LSU 31 4071

    Top Performers

    Georgia: B. Humphrey 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

    LSU: M. Thornton 36 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    LSU 71, Georgia 64

    Associated Press

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Marcus Thornton scored 36 points as LSU rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit to defeat Georgia 71-64 in a Southeastern Conference game Sunday.

    The victory was the third in a row for the Tigers (12-16, 5-9) and their first three-game winning streak in SEC play in two seasons. The Bulldogs (12-15, 3-11) have lost five consecutive games and all eight of their conference road games this season.

    Thornton, who made five of seven from 3-point range, also grabbed 10 rebounds. Anthony Randolph had 19 points for LSU.

    Billy Humphrey had a career-high 26 points for the Bulldogs. Terrance Woodbury had 11 points and Jeremy Price added 10 for Georgia.

    Thornton broke a 59-59 tie with a tip in with 3:31 remaining. After a steal by Randolph, Thornton made two foul shots to extend LSU's advantage to four points at 63-59.

    Georgia reduced the deficit to a single point at 65-64 when Humphrey sank a pair of free throws with 1:20 remaining. But Randolph gave the Tigers a two-possession lead by converting a three-point play with 59 seconds left.

    Sundiata Gaines, who had four points for Georgia, was ejected with 13:20 remaining the game for a flagrant technical foul after he hit LSU's Alex Farrar in the face with an elbow.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UGA
    LSU
    Points 64 71
    FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 24-61 (.393)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 18-28 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 7

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