BATON ROUGE, La. — Ben Simmons and Tim Quarterman scored 22 points apiece and LSU held off a late Georgia rally for an 89-85 win Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs trailed 82-71 after Quarterman made two foul shots with 50 seconds remaining. Georgia then scored 14 points, 10 by J.J. Frazier, in the next 34 seconds. A layup by Frazier cut Georgia’s deficit to 86-85 with 18 seconds left.
Georgia had an opportunity to tie it after Keith Hornsby made 1 of 2 from the line with 12 seconds to play, but E’Torrion Wilridge missed a short jumper with two seconds to play. Antonio Blakeney grabbed the rebound for the Tigers and made a couple of free throws.
Simmons and Quarterman were a combined 23 of 36 at the foul line.
Blakeney finished with 12 points for LSU (13-7, 6-2 Southeastern Conference).
Frazier led Georgia (11-7, 4-4) with 26 points, all but five coming in the second half. Kenny Gaines added 20 points.