Dunk by LSU forward Jarell Martin against Florida earns top-play nod on ESPN _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Fans wave for some screen time on the scoreboard during a timeout between LSU and Florida, Saturday, Feb. 21, at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.

LSU forward Jarell Martin’s steal at midcourt and between-the-legs windmill dunk in Saturday’s game with Florida was the No. 1 play in the Top Plays segment on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Martin’s slam late in the first half brought the Pete Maravich Assemby Center crowd to its feet and energized his team, which had just given up 13 unanswered points to the Gators.

The dunk, which was part of a career-high 28-point performance for Martin, gave LSU a 28-26 lead with just under two minutes to play and the Tigers never trailed again en route to the 70-63 win.