LSU beats Tennessee 84-75 at SEC tourney to advance to semifinals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Antonio Blakeney led five Tigers in double figures with 22 points, and No. 4 seed LSU beat 12th-seeded Tennessee 84-75 Friday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament quarterfinals.
The Tigers likely need to win this tournament to give freshman star Ben Simmons a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament. Now LSU (19-13) has won three of four, and the Tigers will play No. 17 Texas A&M, a 72-66 winner over Florida, in the semifinals Saturday.
Tim Quarterman added 18 points for LSU. Simmons had 15, Josh Gray had 11 and Craig Victor II 10 before fouling out.
Tennessee's season finally is done after the Volunteers (15-19) lost playing their third game in as many days without their leading scorer, Kevin Punter.
Robert Hubbs III and Detrick Mostella each had 19 points for Tennessee. Devon Baulkman had 13, and Admiral Schofield 10.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Despite contentious meeting Thursday night, EBR school board won't endorse investigation into...
Movie crew set to film for 'The Mascot' with Mike the Tiger...
Amid push for new stormwater fee, some frustrated EBR homeowners say it's...
Mayor proposing new fee to fund drainage plan; find out how much...
Deputies looking for band of car burglars accused of targeting upscale Denham...
Fans' Choice Player of the Week 4: Central's Glen Cage
Plaquemine's Jayden Rogers leading the Green Devils through music
Southeastern knocks off #4 Incarnate Word on Eli Sawyer game winning touchdown...
McKinley High's homecoming football game canceled after bench-clearing brawl broke out between...
LSU Baseball team volunteers with Baton Rouge's Miracle League