Feb. 4, 2004
BATON ROUGE (AP)-- Darrel Mitchell scored 22 points and Jaime Lloreda added 18 with 12 rebounds to lead LSU to a 84-67 victory over Tennessee on Wednesday. LSU led by just two points early in the second half, but pulled away with an 11-4 run and led the rest of the game. The win gave the Tigers (15-4, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) their third in a row and ended a four-game losing streak at home to Tennessee (11-7, 3-5).
LSU shot 60.4 percent, or 29-of-48, from the field and hit 10-of-18, 55.6 percent, from 3-point range. Tennessee hit 26-of-62, or 41 percent, from the field and 8-of-17 3-pointers, or 47.1 percent.
Mitchell hit 6-of-8 shots from 3-point range, 8-of-10 overall from the field, and had eight assists. Antonio Hudson scored 17 points off the bench, and Brandon Bass and Tack Minor each had 10.
LSU had a 34-28 advantage in rebounds.
Jemere Hendrix's jumper at the midway point of the first half pulled the Volunteers into a 15-15 tie, but LSU answered with a 10-2 run, including 3-pointers by Hudson and Mitchell, and the Tigers led 38-34 at the half.
Tennessee was within 41-39 two minutes into the second half, but an 11-4 run by the Tigers midway through the second half extended LSU's lead to double figures for the first time at 60-49.