Sunday March 2, 2008
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Marcus Thornton scored a career-high 36
points as LSU rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit to defeat
Georgia 71-64 in a Southeastern Conference game.
The victory was the third in a row for the Tigers (12-16, 5-9)
and their first three-game winning streak in S-E-C play in two
seasons. The Bulldogs (12-15, 3-11) have lost five consecutive
games and all eight of their conference road games this season.
Thornton, who made five of seven from 3-point range, also
grabbed 10 rebounds. Anthony Randolph had 19 points for L-S-U.
Billy Humphrey had a career-high 26 points for the Bulldogs.
Terrance Woodbury had 11 points and Jeremy Price added 10 for
Thornton broke a 59-59 tie with a tip in with 3:31 remaining.
After a steal by Randolph, Thornton made two foul shots to extend
LSU's advantage to four points at 63-59.
Georgia reduced the deficit to a single point at 65-64 when
Humphrey sank a pair of free throws with 1:20 remaining. But
Randolph gave the Tigers a two-possession lead by converting a
three-point play with 59 seconds left.