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Thrilling OT win for LSU boils down to a 2-minute stretch that may have saved the Tigers

LSU secures 2nd SEC win
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Posted at 10:05 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 00:05:26-05

LSU men's basketball defeated Georgia Wednesday 94-92 in Baton Rouge.

Down 10 in the second half, in two minutes, LSU used an 13-2 run to take a narrow lead, before eventually beating Georgia in overtime 94-92.

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Freshman Cameron Thomas scored eight of his 26 points after regulation, Javonte Smart hit back-to-back 3-pointers to force overtime and LSU rallied to beat Georgia 94-92.

Thomas, who came in averaging 24.6 points (No. 5 nationally) this season, set career highs with 15 free throws on 16 attempts, including 5 of 6 in the final two minutes. Smart finished with 21 points for LSU (7-2, 2-1 SEC). Sahvir Wheeler's layup pulled the Bulldogs to 93-92 with 15 seconds remaining.

Thomas missed the first of two foul shots and Wheeler couldn't convert a contested layup attempt in the closing seconds. Justin Kier finished with 25 points and Wheeler scored 21 and had nine assists for Georgia (7-2, 0-2).

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