Stukes stuns Tigers with last-second three
Athens, GA (Sports Network) – Levi Stukes drained the game-winning three with
.6 seconds on the clock, as the Georgia Bulldogs bested the 21st-ranked LSU
Tigers, 57-54, at Stegeman Coliseum.
Stukes finished with 16 points and Takais Brown had 15 points and 10 rebounds
for the Bulldogs (13-6, 5-2 SEC), who have won two in a row and five of their
last six contests.
Glen Davis had 18 points, 14 rebounds and six assists and Terry Martin added
16 points for the Tigers (13-7, 2-4), who have lost three straight.
Darnell Lazare’s steal and assist to Magnum Rolle for the layup put the Tigers
ahead 49-43, which was the biggest lead for either team in the second half,
but Georgia countered with threes from Mike Mercer and Billy Humphrey to tie
the game at 49 with nearly seven minutes to play.
Lazare’s layup put LSU in front 54-52, but Mercer was there to collect the
offensive rebound on Sundiata Gaines’ miss and slammed it in, evening the
score at 54 with 2:22 to play.
With the clock ticking down Gaines had the ball and dished it off to Stukes at
the last second as the Tigers defense collapsed to the ball. Stukes was left
open for the trey and he sank it for the win.
The Tigers opened up the game on a 13-2 run, capped by Davis’ layup, and
extended the lead to 21-9 on Dameon Mason’s jumper.
The Bulldogs responded with a 14-3 streak, highlighted by treys from Terrance
Woodbury and Humphrey, cutting the deficit to 24-23.
Brown’s layup evened the score at 27, but LSU took a 32-39 lead into the
Davis recorded his 40th career double-double…LSU shot 40 percent from the
field, while Georgia connected on 35 percent of its shots…The Bulldogs won
the battle of the boards, 40-34…Georgia’s reserves outscored the Tigers’
bench, 12-4…Lazare finished with six points…LSU travels to Alabama, while
Georgia plays at Tennessee on Wednesday.