LSU soars over Georgia in regular season finale

LSU Men’s Basketball (21-10, 12-6 SEC)

LSU soars over Georgia in regular season finale
LSU guard Marlon Taylor (No. 14) (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The LSU men’s basketball team ran through Georgia in the PMAC on Saturday.

The Tigers (21-10, 12-6 SEC) dominated in a 94-64 win over the Bulldogs (15-16, 5-13 SEC).

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Marlon Taylor led the way for LSU with a career-high 30 points and seven rebounds. Skylar Mays added 19 points and grabbed six rebounds. Javonte Smart and Trendon Watford both recorded double-doubles with 13 points. Smart had 10 assists. He also pulled down seven boards. Watford had 11 rebounds.

“He’s got the best assist to turnover ratio in the SEC and everybody just sh--s on him,” said head coach Will Wade about point guard Javonte Smart.

Wade went on a long rant defending Smart against his critics.

“If you don’t think he’s a good point guard, you don’t know anything about basketball,” Wade added.

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The Tigers led the game by as much as 32. LSU made 11 three-pointers. It was the third straight game the Tigers made 10 or more treys and finished they 11-of-21 for the game from the arc.

LSU finished SEC play tied with Auburn for the No. 2 spot. Because LSU lost the head-to-head, it will have the No. 3 seed, which is still good enough to earn the double-bye in the SEC Tournament. The team will face the No. 6, 11, or 14 seed in the quarterfinal game on Friday around 8:30 p.m. More details will be released when they become available.

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