Video: Wayde Sims' parents help cut nets after LSU wins SEC title | LSU


Among all the distractions surrounding LSU basketball, a moment of emotion in the championship celebration after the Tigers games was marked on Saturday night.

Wayne and Faye Sims, parents of Wayde Sims, each cut a piece of the net in front of their team-mates and fans after the Tigers defeated Vanderbilt before winning his first league title at the Southeastern Conference in ten years.

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Wayde Sims was shot dead last September. Sims – a role player known to proudly show his teammates in his hometown or to help them shop – was shot while fighting for a friend involved in a brawl near the Southern University campus .

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Wayne Sims, father of the late Wayde Sims, cuts a section of the net as LSU celebrates on the field after the Tigers defeated Vanderbilt 80-59 and won the regular season of the Southeastern Conference on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Assembly of Pete Maravich of LSU Center at Baton Rouge, La.

After the match, Skylar Mays told the SEC network that he had visited the grave of Wayde Sims earlier in the day.

"I just have a feeling," said Mays, who added at the post-game press conference that he and the suspended coach, Will Wade, had approached the parents of Wayde Sims earlier in the week and asked them if they wanted to help cut costs. nets.

LSU finished a 16-2 regular season in SEC with a vivid home victory over Vanderbilt.

The Tigers are seeded # 1 in next week's SEC tournament and will find out on March 17 where they will end up at the NCAA Tournament.

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