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Tigers win a nail biter in double overtime

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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Building on what Charles Dickens wrote in A Tale of Two Cities, it was the best of times, the worst of times, and again the best of times as the LSU Basketball Tigers won a nail biter 87-84 in double overtime against the Georgia Bulldogs to even up their record in the Southeastern Conference.

It was best of times as Keith Hornsby showed off some smooth moves early in the game. Tim Quarterman and Jalyn Patterson later showed off their 3-point shooting prowess with each scoring 18-points off the bench in the first half. The official timeout at the 3:05 mark of the first half saw LSU up 35-32. It was the worst of times in the second half as the Tigers as a team went on a cold streak missing on 10-of-11 shots. This allowed Marcus Thornton to tie it at 67 at the end of regulation. The worst of times continued in the first overtime period as Jarell Martin and Josh Gray fouled out the game.

Again it was the best of times as LSU pulled out the proverbial victory from the claws of defeat. The second overtime period began with Charles Mann hitting on both foul shots. After a Hornsby free throw, Kenny Gaines fouled out for UGA. Patterson headed to the line and knocked down both shots putting LSU up 83-82. Hornsby headed back to the line for 2 shots with 3:10 on the clock. He missed on the front end and was good on the back end. LSU was up 84-82 as electricity began to build in the Deaf Dome.  Quarterman soon thereafter scooted the lane for a score as UGA called a timeout with 2:02 remaining. LSU was then up 86-82 en route to the win.

The Tigers next face the Ole Miss Rebels at the Tad Pad Wednesday night at 6:00 on the SEC Network.