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Furious comeback comes up short for Georgia in loss to LSU, 89-85
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Georgia guard Kenny Gaines (12) attempts a shot over LSU guards Keith Hornsby (4) and Antonio Blakeney (2) during Tuesday's game in Baton Rouge, La. - photo by Hilary Scheinuk

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.

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