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Vote For Greatest Game in PMAC: Bracket 4, Round 1

Voting for the Greatest Men’s Basketball Games in the history of the LSU/Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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Vote For Greatest Game in PMAC: Bracket 4, Round 1

Voting for the Greatest Men’s Basketball Games in the history of the LSU/Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

BATON ROUGE – Voting for the Greatest Men’s Basketball Games in the history of the LSU/Pete Maravich Assembly Center continues with the start of voting for the final first-round games, Bracket 4.

All voting will be by the fans based on votes collected on the LSU Sports Mobile App.

The four winners will meet in second round games later in the season, with the greatest game in the PMAC eventually announced at the 50th anniversary game celebration Feb. 12, 2022.

Voting for Bracket 4, Round 1 ends Monday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. CT.

The matchups in Bracket 4, Round 1:

Seed 1 vs. Seed 8

No. 1 – LSU 148, Loyola Marymount 141 (OT) — February 3 1990
The stars. A full house … Two coaches playing same style. Shaq, Stanley Roberts, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Hank Gathers, Bo Kimble.

No. 8 – LSU 99, Auburn 82 — February 22, 1992
Shaquille O’Neal records his second 30-20-10 triple double at LSU.

1990 Video

Seed 4 vs. Seed 5

No. 4 – LSU 94, Purdue 87 (OT) — March 13, 1986
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

No. 5 – LSU 99, Soviet Union 96 (2OT) — November 15, 1977
At the time still an important game when the then Soviet Union came through America on exhibition tours.

1986 Video

Seed 3 vs. Seed 6

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

No. 6 – LSU 69, Texas Tech 64 (OT) — November 14, 2014
LSU down 12 rallies as Tim Quarterman forced overtime. Jordan Mickey 10-14, Jarell Martin 17-12.

2019 Video

Seed 2 vs. Seed 7

No. 2 – LSU 87, Vanderbilt 80 — March 11, 1988
LSU won its quarterfinal game in the SEC Tournament playing just three days after the death of recent star player Don Redden at 24.

No. 7 – LSU 69, Mississippi State 67 (OT) – February 14, 2012
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.

Results from Round 1

The advancing games based on the fan vote on the LSU Sports Mobile App:

Bracket 3, Round 1

No. 1 – LSU 66, No. 1 Arizona 65 – December 21, 2002
Last No. 1 to go down at home under Coach John Brady as LSU Basketball celebrated early televised Christmas present.

No. 5 – LSU 87, Georgia 84 (2OT) – January 10, 2015
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.

No. 3 – LSU 86, Alabama 66 – February 22, 1979
LSU cinches first SEC title in 25 years (1954) and drop championship banner prematurely before end of game sending Assembly Center into frenzy.

No. 2 – LSU 60, Mississippi State 59 – January 11, 2020
Skylar Mays goes length of court to hit an 18-foot jump shot at the buzzer to defeat Mississippi State.

Bracket 2, Round 1

No. 1 – LSU 95, No. 1 Kentucky 94 — February 11, 1978
First win over No. 1 at Home by LSU as all five Tiger starters fouled out of the game.

No. 5 – LSU 80, Vanderbilt 59 – March 9, 2019
Tiger wrap up a 16-2 SEC Championship with plays and the head coach missing before a raucous crowd at the Maravich Center.

No. 3 — LSU 88, No. 18 UNLV 87 – February 25, 1989
For the second time this season, Ricky Blanton hits a shot, this time a 3 pointer, in the waning seconds for the win.

No. 2 – LSU 122, Tennessee 109 – February 11, 1989
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf scores 50 points in the game, first 50-point game in Baton Rouge by an LSU player since Pete Maravich.

Bracket 1, Round 1

No. 1 – LSU 83, Memphis 81 – March 15, 1986
LSU wins a second round NCAA game in the LSU Assembly Center. Anthony Wilson grabs ball out of scrum and hits a short jumper as horn sounds.

No. 2 – LSU 94, No. 11 Memphis State 81 – Dec. 5, 1972
The Birth of the “Hustlers” the name given to Dale Brown’s first team. First game with Dale Brown as head coach. Memphis would finish national runner-up.

No. 5 – LSU 61, Tennessee 59 (OT) – Feb. 6, 1994
Don Redden drives to the goal and scores with two seconds to play in overtime before a packed crowd at the Assembly Center.

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