BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Going into Saturday's matchup with Texas A&M, LSU was in a three-way tie for first in the SEC with South Carolina and Kentucky. A win against the Aggies not only kept them atop the standings, but helped their chances of making the NCAA Tournament by beating a top-15 team.
"We knew it would be good for our standing in the conference, but it's also a revenge game. Last year Texas A&M got us twice, and got us this year at their place earlier on. A little bit more initiative to beat them this time, along with our fight for first place. All that came together, and we played really well tonight," said LSU guard Keith Hornsby.
"Good win at home, playing a good team. They've been good all year, (but) they are in a slump right now. They've had a couple of losses, but they didn't play like that today. They were desperate for a win, they made big plays, but we more then them tonight. We ended up playing as a team, and getting the win," LSU guard Tim Quarterman said.
"I think if you win games in this conference, and if you can finish near the top of the standings, then some great things can be in store for you. You get excited about that," said LSU Head Coach Johnny Jones.
The latest Bracketology predictions put LSU as a nine seed, beating a ranked team can only help that resume.
LSU returns to the court Wednesday night to face Alabama at home.