LSU Wins Road Test

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marcus Thornton scored 29 points to lead
LSU to a 79-73 win over Tennessee on Wednesday night.

LSU (16-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) held a 14-point lead
with 12:44 left, but Tennessee scored the next 13 points to pull
within one point. With 4:44 left, Josh Tabb kicked the ball out to
a wide-open Wayne Chism at the top of the arc, and he knocked down
a 3 to give the Vols a 69-67 lead.

Thornton followed with a layup to tie it at 69-all. The teams
would again tie at 71, but Thornton was fouled by Tabb as he hit a
jumper. He hit the subsequent free throw to take a 74-71 lead with
2:06 left.

The Vols (12-7 3-2) missed three shots trying to regain the lead
and began fouling with 1 minute left, but the Tigers hit five final
free throws.

Chism led Tennessee with 19 points, and Emmanuel Negedu added