Scores

Final

LSU 79

(16-4, 4-1 SEC)

Tennessee 73

(12-7, 3-2 SEC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 28, 2009

    Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    LSU 43 3679
    TENN 38 3573

    Top Performers

    LSU: M. Thornton 29 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Tennessee: W. Chism 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    LSU 79, Tennessee 73

    Associated Press

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Marcus Thornton scored 29 points to lead LSU to a 79-73 win over Tennessee on Wednesday night.

    LSU (16-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) held a 14-point lead with 12:44 left, but Tennessee scored the next 13 points to pull within one point. With 4:44 left, Josh Tabb kicked the ball out to a wide-open Wayne Chism at the top of the arc, and he knocked down a 3 to give the Vols a 69-67 lead.

    Thornton followed with a layup to tie it at 69-all. The teams would again tie at 71, but Thornton was fouled by Tabb as he hit a jumper. He hit the subsequent free throw to take a 74-71 lead with 2:06 left.

    The Vols (12-7 3-2) missed three shots trying to regain the lead and began fouling with 1 minute left, but the Tigers hit five final free throws.

    Chism led Tennessee with 19 points, and Emmanuel Negedu added 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LSU
    TENN
    Points 79 73
    FG Made-Attempted 29-61 (.475) 22-52 (.423)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-20 (.250) 8-19 (.421)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-20 (.800) 21-26 (.808)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 2

    2008-09 Season

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