Brady's team moves up a slot in both polls

The LSU men's basketball team, co-leaders in the Southeastern Conference at 10-2 and with an 18-7 overall record picked up votes and moved up one spot to No. 24 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls announced on Monday.

The Tigers are ranked for the second straight week and the fourth time this season, marking the most times LSU has been ranked in a season since 2000 when the Tigers were ranked for nine weeks during the season in the AP poll.

LSU picked up 119 points in the AP poll to stand in 24th spot with 187 total votes, while the 31-member coaches panel gave LSU 57 more votes to stand in 24th with 99 points in the ESPN/USA Today tally.

Tennessee is the top-ranked SEC team in the AP poll at No. 10 with Florida at 12 and Alabama and Kentucky receiving votes. In the ESPN/USA Today poll, Florida is the best SEC team at No. 9 with Tennessee 11th. Alabama is receiving votes in the coaches' poll.

The Tigers travel to Vanderbilt Wednesday night at 7 p.m. for a game at Memorial Gymnasium before returning home on Saturday for a 2:45 p.m. contest with Kentucky that will be televised by CBS Sports.

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