1. Despite having three future NBA first-rounders — Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Jackson and Stanley Roberts — LSU finished 23-9 and was eliminated in the second round of the NCAA tournament by Georgia Tech, which went to the Final Four.
2. Loyola Marymount finished 26-6 and reached the Elite Eight, losing 131-101 to eventual champion UNLV in the West Region final. In the regional semis, Loyola survived Alabama 62-60.
3. Jackson suffered a black eye during the game before fouling out with 2:53 left in overtime. The LSU coaching staff protested. Amid the flurry of scoring by both teams, the staff evidently missed Jackson’s fourth foul with 10 seconds left in regulation.
4. The Lions led the nation in 1989-90 at 122.4 points per game, still an NCAA record. They were last in the nation that season in scoring defense, allowing 108.1 points per game.
5. Attendance that day at the PMAC was 14,084. The arena’s capacity was reduced over the years by remodeling to where it now stands for basketball at 13,215.
6. The teams played again at the PMAC 10 months later on Dec. 20, 1990, with LSU winning 122-114 behind 29 points from O’Neal. The Tigers and Lions have not met in basketball since.