LSU's basketball team entered tonight's showdown against #7 Tennessee a beaten, down-on-its luck team. A kicked dog. But the Tigers walked out of Pete Maravich Center as heroes after a 76-71 upset of the Volunteers.
"We've struggled this season, there's no doubt about that," LSU interim coach AmphibiousRodent said. "But tonight's performance gives us hope heading into the league tournament, and it will be something to build on for next year."
Tennessee (22-8, 12-4 SEC) led by as much as 10 points in the third quarter (I was down to three territories) before LSU went on a 14-0 run to start the fourth (two rainbow sets). The teams battled back and forth throughout the final frame, with five lead changes and two ties.
LSU (8-22, 5-11) took the lead for good on a Ralston Turner 3-pointer with 32 seconds remaining for LSU's second upset of a top-10 team since AmphibiousRodent took over as interim coach.
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