Smart scores 20, LSU beats Ole Miss to stay unbeaten in SEC

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By CHRIS BURROWS

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Javonte Smart scored 20 points as LSU wiped out a six-point deficit in the final seven minutes to defeat Mississippi 80-76 and remain unbeaten in Southeastern Conference play. LSU converted 24 of 27 free throws (88.9%), including two apiece by Marlon Taylor and Skylar Mays in the final 24 seconds to complete the comeback. Breein Tyree had a career-high 36 points for Ole Miss. Tyree was 9 of 9 from the free-throw line but the Rebels finished a season-worst 9 of 19 (47%), including seven consecutive misses to open the second half.

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