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Moore leads Vols to 81-65 feat over LSU

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Armani Moore had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists Saturday as Tennessee withstood a deficiency of heading scorer Kevin Punter Jr. in an 81-65 feat over LSU.

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.

Without Punter on a floor, Tennessee (13-14, 6-8 SEC) relied on a offset attack. Robert Hubbs III scored 19 points, Shembari Phillips had 13 and Detrick Mostella combined 10.

Antonio Blakeney scored 20 for LSU, that has mislaid 3 of a final 4 games. LSU (16-11, 9-5) played a whole second half though starting ensure Keith Hornsby.

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.

TIP-INS

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.

NEXT UP

LSU: At Arkansas on Tuesday.

Tennessee: At South Carolina on Wednesday.

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