Smart scores a career-high, LSU takes down #5 Tennessee

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BATON ROUGE -- Behind 29 points from freshman guard Javonte Smart, the 13th-ranked LSU Tigers pulled out a 82-80 overtime victory over No. 5 Tennessee on Saturday afternoon in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LSU, which played its school-record sixth overtime game in 2018-19, improved to 22-5 overall and 12-2 in SEC play.

Tennessee fell to 24-3, 12-2 in the SEC.

Smart, who made two free throws with 0.6 seconds left in the extra period, also recorded five rebounds and a game high five assists in the effort. Junior guard Skylar Mays contributed 23 points, in addition to three rebounds and two assists. Senior forward Kavell Bigby-Williams picked up a game high 10 rebounds. He also scored 10 to complete the double-double. Freshman forward Darius Days compiled nine points, four rebounds and two steals.

Senior guard Admiral Schofield finished with a team high 27 points for the Volunteers. Junior guard Jordan Bone scored 13 and picked up three rebounds. Junior forward Grant Williams recorded a team high nine rebounds. He also scored 18.

The Tigers are back in action Tuesday night when they host Texas A&M for an 8 p.m. CT tip.