LSU Basketball Moments at the PMAC

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Men's Basketball Timeline

Jan. 6, 1972 – LSU 90, Georgetown 71 – First LSU win in the new LSU Assembly Center. (Seed 3/Bracket 1)

Feb. 7, 1972 – LSU 62, Mississippi State 60 – Al “Apple” Sanders has 26 rebounds in the contest, the second most by an LSU player in a single game. (Seed 7/Bracket 2)

Feb. 10, 1972 – LSU 62, No. 6 Alabama 60 … First win over top 10 team in the Assembly Center. (Seed 7/Bracket 3)

Feb. 26, 1972 – LSU 88, No. 18 Kentucky 71 – First win over ranked team in LSU Assembly Center. (Seed 8/Bracket 2)

Dec. 5, 1972 — LSU 94, No. 11 Memphis State 81 – The Birth of the “Hustlers” the name given to Dale Brown’s first team. Memphis would go on to finish national runner-up. (Seed 2/Bracket 1)

Nov. 26, 1976 – LSU 94, Tulane 85 – Rudy Macklin’s first game sets school record with 32 rebounds. (Seed 4/Bracket 2)

Jan. 17, 1977 – LSU 97, UGA 77 – Kenny Higgs has a school record 19 assists. (Seed 6/Bracket 3)

Nov. 15, 1977 – LSU 99, Soviet Union 96 (2 OT) – At the time still an important game when the then Soviet Union came through America on exhibition tours. (Seed 5/Bracket 4)

Feb. 11, 1978 – LSU 95, No. 1 Kentucky 94 – First win over No. 1 at home by LSU as all five Tiger starters fouled out of the game. (Seed 1/Bracket 2)

Feb. 22, 1979 – LSU 86, Alabama 66 – LSU clinches first SEC title in 25 years (1954) and drops championship banner prematurely before end of game sending Assembly Center into frenzy. (Seed 3/Bracket 3)

Feb. 25, 1981 – LSU 74, Ole Miss 67 — LSU beats Ole Miss, 74-67, to wrap up SEC title — Tigers go 15-0 in the Assembly Center, last undefeated home season in the building. (Seed 4/Bracket 1)

Feb. 20, 1982 — Tennessee 56, LSU 54 – Possibly most controversial game in Assembly Center. “The clock didn’t start game” as clock failed to start with six seconds left as Vols inbounded. Tennessee eventually scored to win game and team headed directly to the bus. (Seed 7/Bracket 1)

Feb. 6, 1984 – LSU 61, Tennessee 59 (OT) – Don Redden drives to the goal and scores with two seconds to play in overtime before a packed crowd at the Assembly Center. (Seed 5/Bracket 1)

March 13, 1986 – LSU 94, Purdue 87 (OT) – A late night game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. LSU’s win set up the Memphis buzzer beater and the run to the Final Four. (Seed 4/Bracket 4)

March 15, 1986 — LSU 83, Memphis 81 – LSU wins a second round NCAA game in the LSU Assembly Center; Anthony Wilson grabs ball and hits a short jumper as horn sounds. (Seed 1/Bracket 1)

March 11, 1988 – LSU 87, Vanderbilt 80 — LSU won its quarterfinal game in the SEC Tournament playing just three days after the death of recent star player Don Redden at 24. (Seed 2/Bracket 4)

Feb. 11, 1989 – LSU 122, Tennessee 109 – Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf scores 50 points in the game, first 50-point game in Baton Rouge by an LSU player since Pete Maravich. (Seed 2/Bracket 2)

Feb. 25, 1989 – LSU 88, No. 18 UNLV 87 – For the second time this season, Ricky Blanton hits a shot, this time a 3 pointer, in the waning seconds for the win. (Seed 3/Bracket 2)

Feb. 3, 1990 – No. 14 LSU 148, No. 20 Loyola Marymount 141 (OT) – The stars, a full house … Two coaches playing same style, Shaq, Stanley Roberts, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Hank Gathers, Bo Kimble (Seed 1/Bracket 4)

Dec. 8, 1990 – LSU 92, No. 2 Arizona 82 – Keith Jackson and Dick Vitale call the coming out party for Shaquille O’Neal’s sophomore season culminating in the game-ending “Shaq Dance.” (Seed 6/Bracket 1)

Feb. 22, 1992 – LSU 99, Auburn 82 – Shaquille O’Neal records his second 30-20-10 triple double at LSU. (Seed 8/Bracket 4)

March 4, 2000 – LSU 64, Ole Miss 60 – SEC Title clinch game as LSU wins its ninth straight in league play … Fans join team on floor in post-game celebration. (Seed 4/Bracket 3)

Feb. 28, 2001 – LSU 78, Ole Miss 77 (OT) – LSU scores last nine points of overtime. Collis Temple III scores with 5 seconds left to win. Ronald Dupree scored 23 points to lead LSU. (Seed 8/Bracket 1)

Dec. 21, 2002 – LSU defeats No. 1 Arizona, 66-65 — Last No. 1 to go down at home under Coach John Brady as LSU basketball celebrates early televised Christmas present. (Seed 1/Bracket 3)

Feb. 21, 2005 – LSU 61, No. 17 Alabama 59 – Ross Neltner tip-in of an LSU miss at the buzzer gets the win. (Seed 8/Bracket 3)

Feb. 14, 2012 – LSU 69, Miss. State 67 (OT) – After being down 17 points in the game, LSU rallied to force overtime and Anthony Hickey’s floater with 1.4 seconds to play was the game winner. (Seed 7/Bracket 4)

Nov. 14, 2014 – LSU 69, Texas Tech 64 (OT) – LSU down 12 rallies as Tim Quarterman’s layup forced overtime. Jordan Mickey 18-14, Jarell Martin 17-12. (Seed 6/Bracket 4)

Jan. 10, 2015 – LSU 87, Georgia 84 (2OT) – LSU loses 8 point lead in final five minutes; rallies from 9 down in first overtime with Tim Quarterman scoring last six to get game to second OT. (Seed 5/Bracket 3)

Dec. 2, 2015 — LSU 119, North Florida 108 — Down 8 at the half. LSU puts Ben Simmons on the post, he scores 43 points and LSU gets 76 points in paint. (Seed 6/Bracket 2)

Feb. 23, 2019 – LSU 82, No. 5 Tennessee 80 (OT) – Two Javonte Smart free throws in overtime made the difference as Smart filled in for an injured Tremont Waters and LSU pulled another upset. (Seed 3/Bracket 4)

March 9, 2019 – LSU 80, Vanderbilt 59 – Tigers wrap up a 16-2 SEC Championship with players and the head coach missing before a raucous crowd at the Maravich Center. (Seed 5/Bracket 2)

Jan. 11, 2020 – LSU 60, Miss. State 59 — Skylar Mays goes length of court to hit a 18-foot jump shot at the buzzer to defeat Miss. State. (Seed 2/Bracket 3)

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