BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Skylar Mays' soaring, one-handed, frenzy-inciting jam on a determined drive down the lane made it clear he won't always be overshadowed by the highly regarded recruits that have made LSU basketball relevant again.
Mays scored 19 points, transfer Kavell Bigby-Williams added a career-high 14, and No. 22 LSU held off a relentless effort by first-year coach Penny Hardaway's Memphis squad, 85-76 on Tuesday night.
"It felt good, mainly because it could get the other guys going. I felt like it was a spark," Mays said of his first-half dunk. "I told the guys, that's about it for the year. That's all I've got in me. I'm getting old, man - third year in."