Jan. 16, 2005

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Brandon Bass scored 29 points, including 12 during a pair of overtime periods, as LSU beat Ohio State 113-101 on Saturday night.

Bass’ free throws initiated an 8-0 run to open the second overtime period as the Tigers, which had forced the first overtime on Darrel Mitchell’s 3-pointer at the end of regulation, finished with their highest scoring total since the 1994-95 season. The victory was also LSU’s first in a double-overtime contest since the 1986-87 season.

Bass, who also had 10 rebounds, was one of five LSU players in double figures. Mitchell scored 32 points, Antonio Hudson had 20, Tack Minor had 17 points and 10 assists, and Glen Davis added 15 and 11 rebounds.

LSU, which made 29 of 31 foul shots, was 7-of-8 on free throws at the end of the second overtime to ice the victory.

Ivan Harris and Je-Kel Foster led Ohio State with 20 points each. Foster shot 6-of-7 on 3-point attempts, including one that tied the score at 93 with three seconds left in the first OT. Terence Dials and Tony Stockman each had 17 points, J.J. Sullinger scored 13 and Brandon Fuss-Cheatham scored 10.

Ohio State shot 55.7 percent from the field, while LSU made 52.1 percent. The Buckeyes made 18 of 34 3-point attempts.

LSU outrebounded Ohio State 43-23 and outscored the Buckeyes 36-22 in the paint. The Tigers also had 27 points off 19 Ohio State turnovers.

Ohio State (12-5) shot almost 54 percent from the field in the first half, but hit a five minute chill in the second half. After Harris’ jumper at 17:44 put the Buckeyes ahead 50-49, Ohio State did not score again until Foster’s 3-pointer at 13:06. By that time LSU (8-5) had run off to a 59-50 lead. LSU led by as many as seven inside the last five minutes of regulation, but a 3-pointer by Harris with 3:57 remaining pulled Ohio State to 75-71.

Stockman’s 3-pointer with 1:39 left tied it again at 77.

Davis fell rebounding the ball and was called for traveling. Ohio State came down court and gave it to Stockman in his favorite spot. He hit a 3-pointer to make it 80-77 Ohio State.

The Tigers got it to Hudson deep in the left corner but his 3-point attempt hit the rim and was rebounded by Jaman Butler for Ohio State with 28 seconds left.

The Buckeyes turned the ball over on a pass, and after a timeout, Mitchell hit a 3 to tie it at 80 with six seconds left to send it into overtime.

LSU jumped to a 6 point lead early in the first half, but Ohio State chipped away at the lead, tying it an 31 with 5:20 left. The Tigers were up 45-43 at halftime.

AP Sports Writer