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LSU falls to Georgia 61-60 in the final seconds

6 years 6 months 4 days ago Tuesday, January 16 2018 Jan 16, 2018 January 16, 2018 8:33 PM January 16, 2018 in Sports

Baton Rouge, LA - Down one point with 5.9 seconds left on the clock, the Tigers put the game in the hands of their star freshman who couldn't come away with a second buzzer-beater of his young career.

Tremont Waters, trying to replicate his game-winning shot at Texas A&M on January 6th, couldn't find the net Tuesday night against Georgia as the Tigers dropped their second game in a row after letting a 10-point halftime lead slip away.

Instead, it was the preseason SEC player of the year Yante Maten who hit the game-winner for Georgia, capping off his double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Georgia.

LSU jumped out to a 12-point lead in the first half behind a breakout performance from junior forward Brandon Sampson who finished with a team-high 17 on the night, but with just 6 points from Waters and 5 from Aaron Epps, the Tigers offense couldn't pull away in the second half.

One of the biggest reasons the Bulldogs were able to steal a win in Baton Rouge was their 17 second chance points to go along with 13 offensive rebounds.

LSU has now dropped their three conference home games by a combined 12-points.

The Tigers look to bounce back on the road at Vanderbilt on Saturday.

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