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Georgia vs LSU preview: Bulldogs look to nail down No. 3 seed against Tigers

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Georgia travels to Baton Rouge in hopes of nailing down the No. 3 seed but need a win over the Tigers.

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In recent history, Georgia's game at LSU on Saturday might be the biggest game for the program in sometime. Win and the Bulldogs will capture the No. 3 seed in next week's SEC Tournament which would give them a double-bye and a favorable matchup in the bracket. Lose, and they can fall as far as fifth and have their work cut out for them.

Solving the Tigers in Baton Rouge has not been an easy task for the Bulldogs over the years. Georgia hasn't won at LSU since 2002 and have just 12 wins all-time. The Bulldogs defeated the Tigers 91-78 in Athens back on February 6 while shooting a season-best 60 percent from the field. LSU has gone just 4-4 since that lost and are currently tied for sixth place in the conference with a 9-8 record.

LSU came from behind on Thursday to score a road win at Vanderbilt. Johnny O'Bryant had a big game for the Tigers with 25 points and 10 rebounds. O'Bryant leads the team in scoring at 15.9 points and in rebounding at 7.9 per game. O'Bryant struggled in the previous meeting against Georgia finishing with nine points and two rebounds before fouling out in just 14 minutes.

Georgia has won three of their last four games after knocking off Mississippi State 66-45 on Wednesday. Kenny Gaines led the way with 14 points while Charles Mann turned in a great all-around game with 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists. That win came at home where Georgia has been great all season. The Bulldogs haven't fared as well on the road where they are just 3-7 on the season.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Saturday, March 8, 5 p.m. ET

Location: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisianna

TV: FSN, ESPN3

Radio: Bulldogs Radio Network