ATHENS – Georgia Basketball got a good idea of what to expect in the NCAA tournament if they could ever qualify for it again, and LSU will have another blast at 7pm. Tuesday.
Georgia lost 3-1 to SEC teams expected to compete in the NCAA tournament and lost in Alabama, Tennessee and Florida, while beating Missouri at home last week. </ The Bulldogs (13-9, 6-9 SEC) continue their so-called "February frenzy" against the Tigers (14-6, 9-4) to avenge the 94-92 defeat in extra time that they suffered rouge on January 6th in Baton.
It was a game of 20 leadership changes and nine draws as LSU bounced back from 6 to 1:57 to get it out. This was partly thanks to an out-of-bound call that caused many to shake their heads.
Coach Tom Crean and his players have long since bid farewell to the controversial call that seemed wrong and contributed to it that they lost the game, but it’s undoubtedly a subplot of the rematch.
« We’re such a different team and I’m sure they are, » said Crean. “It’s much more about where you are, what we get out of our games last week. Then really the adjustments we’d like to make based on what we know from our first game and how they’ve changed since that time. «
Georgia has rookie KD Johnson for the team since we last met the LSU, and Jaxson Etter, a walk-in 6-foot-4 player, has proven to be valuable asset.
LSU competes at Stegeman Coliseum (TV: SEC Network) after winning three games in a row, including a 104-80 win over Auburn. It was the first time since 1994 that the Tigers have scored more than 100 points in an SEC game.
The LSU has shot more than 50 percent in each of their last three games , and like almost every other UGA opponent this season, she’ll be the bigger team with 6-foot-9, 240-pound Trendon Watford anchoring the forecourt.
Georgia countered 6-8 Toumani Camara, and Crean said the 6-5 grad transfer Andrew Garcia should be able to add more, according to em he removed rods from his broken nose against Tennessee two weeks ago.
« If you play this team, you have to do a really, really good job on your move, understand the strengths of these leads, do whatever it takes to help them keep them off the foul line and get them to work defensively because they can charge with their length, « said Crean.
Georgia brings an 11-3 home mark into play, but LSU became a 7-point favorite opened on the road and the line has dropped to 4 1/2 at the time of this story writing.
Sahvir Wheeler’s 152 assists is the fourth best season ever for a Bulldog. He’s just two assists from # 2 and # 17 behind Pertha Robinson’s school record.
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