McRae leads Tennessee to 82-72 victory over LSU
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Jordan McRae scored a career-high 34 points and led Tennessee's torrid 3-point attack Tuesday night as the Volunteers defeated LSU 82-72 for their fourth consecutive victory.
McRae made all six of his 3-point attempts and shot 13 of 18 overall. Tennessee (15-10, 7-6 Southeastern Conference) shot 10 of 15 from 3-point range against an LSU team that entered the night with the SEC's best 3-point percentage defense (.290).
Tennessee has made 75 percent (15 of 20) of its 3-point attempts over its last two games. The Vols had shot just 28.6 percent (102 of 357) from 3-point range through their first 23 games.
Trae Golden added 20 points and eight assists for Tennessee. Jarnell Stokes had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Johnny O'Bryant had 24 points and eight rebounds for LSU (15-9, 6-7) before fouling out. Anthony Hickey had 14 points and Malik Morgan added 12 points.