ATLANTA (AP) - LSU isn't ready to disappear yet. Returning to the site of its victorious 2006 NCAA tournament regional, Louisiana State rode Glen "Big Baby" Davis to a 76-67 overtime victory over Number 22 Tennessee in the first round of the SEC tournament in Atlanta.
Davis scored 25 points with 15 rebounds as the Tigers earned the upset. Davis scored seven points in overtime, including a three-point play with 1:55 left that gave the Tigers a 71-67 lead.
Terry Martin scored on a pass from Davis with 52 seconds left to push the lead to six points. Two free throws by Davis upped the lead to eight.
LSU (17-14) won the 2006 Atlanta Regional to advance to the Final Four, but this year needs to win the conference tournament to make the NCAA field.
Martin scored 15 points as LSU extended Tennessee's long run of frustration in the SEC tournament. Since losing in the championship game in 1991, Tennessee (22-10) is 7-16 in the SEC event and has not advanced past the second round. This year, despite their Top 25 ranking, the Vols didn't even make it to the second round.
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