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#12 LSU Tigers (27-6)


Sat. 3/2 Wed. 3/6 Sat. 3/9 Fri. 3/15 Thu. 3/21
@ Ala 
W 74-69
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@ Fla 
W 79-78
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vs. Vandy 
W 80-59
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vs. Fla 
L 73-76
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vs. Yale 
W 79-74
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Mays scores 19, LSU escapes with 79-74 win against Yale

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Skylar Mays hit four free throws in the final 15 seconds to help embattled LSU slip past 14th-seeded Yale 79-74 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

Mays scored 19 points but sealed the game from the charity stripe, and the Tigers (27-6) needed each one of his free throws.

Yale (22-8) hit four 3-pointers in the final minute and whittled an 18-point deficit to three in the closing seconds. Most of those on hand at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena started cheering for the underdog Bulldogs.

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Leaders
Points: T. Waters15.1
Rebounds: N. Reid7.2
Assists: T. Waters5.9
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: S. Mays85.5%
3P%: T. Waters33.3%
Steals: T. Waters3.0
Blocks: K. Bigby-Williams1.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Virginia29-3
3 North Carolina27-6
4 Gonzaga30-3
5 Michigan State28-6
6 Tennessee29-5
7 Kentucky27-6
8 Michigan28-6
9 Texas Tech26-6
10 Florida State27-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Virginia29-3
3 Gonzaga30-3
4 North Carolina27-6
5 Tennessee29-5
6 Michigan State28-6
7 Kentucky27-6
8 Michigan28-6
9 Houston31-3
10 Texas Tech26-6
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Southeastern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
12 LSU 16-2 27-6
6 Tennessee 15-3 29-5
7 Kentucky 15-3 27-6
14 Auburn 11-7 26-9
South Carolina 11-7 16-16
Mississippi State 10-8 23-10
Ole Miss 10-8 20-12
Florida 9-9 19-15
Arkansas 8-10 18-15
Alabama 8-10 18-16
Texas A&M 6-12 14-18
Missouri 5-13 15-17
Georgia 2-16 11-21
Vanderbilt 0-18 9-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 81.4 (23)
Rebounds: 13.5 (9)
Assists: 13.1 (203)
FG%: 46.2% (72)
FT%: 75.4% (27)
3P%: 32.3% (284)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 73.0 (228)
Rebounds: 25.3 (179)
Assists: 11.3 (53)
FG%: 43.6% (178)
FT%: 68.8% (92)
3P%: 34.1% (181)
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