Tigers survive OT, one win away from SEC title

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GAINESVILLE, FL -- In its seventh overtime game of the season, No. 10 LSU finished an undefeated road record in SEC play with a 79-78 victory over Florida.

The Tigers became the first LSU team in program history to go 9-0 on the road in SEC play. The 1980-81 team started 8-0 on the road in conference play, while the 1954 team was the most recent LSU team to finish a season undefeated in SEC road games..

Emmitt Williams led the Tigers with a double-double, 13 points and 14 rebounds to go with two blocks. Tremont Waters had a team-high 19 points to go with six assists. Javonte Smart recorded 15 points. Kavell Bigby-Williams added three blocks.

Jalen Hudson had a big game on his senior night, recording 33 points. Kevarrius Hayes, also a senior, led the Gators with 15 rebounds while Andrew Nembhard recorded four assists.

The Tigers will look to clinch a share of the SEC title on Saturday at home against Vanderbilt at 7:30 p.m. CT.