No. 13 LSU edges No. 5 Tennessee in OT

(AP Photo/Bill Feig)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Javonte Smart waved both arms upward as he turned to the frenzied crowd inside the packed Peter Maravich Assembly Center, pounded his chest and hollered triumphantly.

It was as if the freshman, who grew up near Baton Rouge, knew he'd make the free throws LSU needed to close out an emotional victory - and realize a scene from his childhood dreams.

Smart capped a career-best 29-point performance with a crucial rebound and go-ahead free throws in the final seconds, and No. 13 LSU outlasted fifth-ranked Tennessee 82-80 in overtime on Saturday.

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Duke rules out Williamson vs. Syracuse

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Manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that Kershaw was feeling better. (MORE)

Nurkic leads Blazers by depleted 76ers

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Nurkic scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Kanter had 16 and eight, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 130-115 on Saturday. (MORE)

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