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LSU beats Georgia 87-84 in double overtime

By BRYAN LAZARE

Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Tim Quarterman scored a career-high 27 points as LSU came away Saturday with an 87-84 double-overtime victory against Georgia.

Georgia went ahead 82-80 in the second overtime on Charles Mann's free throws.

After Keith Hornsby made 1 of 2 free throws, LSU (12-3, 1-1 SEC) took the lead for good at 83-82 on Jalyn Patterson's foul shots.

Hornsby again made 1 of 2 free throws, and Quarterman's layup made it 86-82 with 2:11 remaining.

Yante Maten and Marcus Thornton each made 1 of 2 foul shots for the Bulldogs (9-5, 0-2) to pull them within 86-84. After an exchange of turnovers, Patterson made 1 of 2 free throws to leave the Bulldogs with an opportunity to tie the score. Mann tried to get off a 3-point shot with three seconds remaining, but the ball barely got out of his hands.

Jordan Mickey had 17 points for LSU, while both Josh Gray and Patterson each added 15.

Kenny Gaines had 19 points, Thornton scored 16 and Nemanja Djurisic 15 for Georgia.

Georgia seemingly had the game put away in the first overtime with a 77-68 lead. The Bulldogs made eight straight foul shots - four by Gaines and two each by Mann and J.J. Frazier. LSU outscored Georgia 9-1 in the final 1:08 of the period.

Gray made a three-point play to start the Tigers rally. Quarterman's 3-pointer pulled LSU to 80-77 with 37 seconds remaining. After Mann missed two foul shots, Quarterman tied the score on a three-point play by with 18 seconds left. Frazier missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer.

Georgia tied the score at 54 on Forte's basket with 11:50 remaining in the second half. Quarterman ended a four-plus minute scoring drought for LSU with a 3-pointer. Gray's subsequent steal and layup and Patterson's 3-pointer put the Tigers ahead 62-56 with 7:56 to play.

The Bulldogs got right back in the game with a 7-0 run. Mickey stopped the Georgia surge on a dunk with 2:42 remaining in the game, giving LSU a 66-63 lead. The Tigers scored just one more point on a foul shot by Patterson which opened the door for the Bulldogs.

Georgia forced overtime on Thornton's tip-in with 1.9 seconds remaining.

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TIP-INS

Georgia: Marcus Thornton outplayed LSU's two inside players - Jordan Mickey and Jarell Martin. Thornton scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds.

LSU: The Tigers ended a three-game regular-season losing streak against Georgia. The Bulldogs won both games last season and defeated LSU in the only matchup two seasons ago. The Tigers did defeat Georgia in the SEC tournament in 2013.

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Georgia visits Vanderbilt on Wednesday.

LSU visits Ole Miss on Wednesday.

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