Ben Simmons was out of LSU’s starting lineup for a initial time all season, yet a standout beginner entered 4 1/2 mins into a diversion and had 21 points and 9 rebounds. But he also had 8 turnovers to compare his deteriorate high.
Punter harmed his right feet Thursday in a detriment during No. 14 Kentucky. Punter averages 22.2 points per diversion and entered a day ranked 10th among all Division we players in scoring.
A clever SEC record is needed to LSU’s NCAA Tournament hopes since a Tigers don’t have a quite considerable RPI or nonconference resume.
Moore done certain LSU’s slip continued Saturday. The versatile comparison was 3 assists divided from a second available triple-double in Tennessee history. Tyler Smith had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists opposite UNC Asheville on Dec. 3, 2008.
That kind of opening helped make adult for all a prolongation Tennessee mislaid with Punter on a bench.
Even though Punter, Tennessee built a 31-25 halftime lead by benefiting from a offset conflict and forcing 12 turnovers.
Tennessee extended a lead to 17 with 13 1/2 mins left when Admiral Schofield capped a 14-2 run by dunking on a pass from Derek Reese. LSU cut a domain to 10 with reduction than 10 mins remaining, though Tennessee responded with a 14-5 emanate and built a 21-point advantage when Moore sank a 3-pointer as a shot time lapsed with 5:47 left.
LSU: Simmons entered a day heading a SEC in resilient (12.0) and ranked third in a discussion in scoring (19.3) and fourth in assists (5.1). Since a SEC began gripping lane of assists in their central stats in 1968-69, no actor has finished a deteriorate among a tip 5 players in a joining in all 3 of those categories.
Tennessee: The Vols are now 12-2 during home and 1-12 divided from Thompson Boling-Arena. Tennessee is 1-9 in loyal highway games and 0-3 during neutral sites.
LSU: At Arkansas on Tuesday.
Tennessee: At South Carolina on Wednesday.