LSU defeats Tennessee in Knoxville to start conference play
Will Wade and the Tigers picked up a massive road win to start SEC play against Tennessee on Saturday afternoon inside the always-tough Thompson-Boling Arena.
LSU was led by sophomore guard Javonte Smart, who posted a game-high 21 points and 4 rebounds. The Tigers also had two others in double figures, as senior guard Skylar Mays recorded 17 points of his own and freshman forward Trendon Watford recorded 15 points and 9 rebounds.
“I thought he played aggressively. He must love playing Tennessee. He had a great game against them last year as well at our place,” said Wade of Javonte Smart postgame with ESPN. “I thought [Javonte] did a great job of getting others involved.”
Next, the Tigers will travel back home to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center to host a talented Arkansas team (11-1, 0-0) on Wednesday at 8 p.m. CT. Today’s victory marks LSU’s 10th consecutive SEC road win, and it also snapped Tennessee’s 17-game SEC home winning streak.
Geaux Tigers! ?
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