Georgia will look to get back on track Saturday when they return home to face LSU at Stegeman Coliseum. The Bulldogs’ brief two-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday night with a 66-57 loss to South Carolina. With just three games remaining in the SEC regular season, Georgia is running out of time to strengthen its resume and for positioning in the conference tournament.
The Bulldogs turned in a sloppy performance Wednesday against the Gamecocks. Georgia outshot South Carolina 38 percent to 31 percent but turned the ball over 17 times. Additionally, the Gamecocks knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to a sweep of the season series. That loss dropped the Bulldogs to 15-12 overall and 6-9 in conference play. They will seemingly need to win out and finish at .500 in conference play to have any shot at gaining a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
LSU has won two straight including an 88-78 win over Vanderbilt on Tuesday. They are 16-11 on the season and currently are ninth in the SEC standings with a 7-8 conference record.
The Tigers jumped out to a 39-29 first half lead and were able to make it hold up in the second half in Tuesday’s victory over the Commodores. Tremont Waters led four different scorers in double figures with 28 points.
Georgia won the first meeting between the two clubs back in mid-January. A tight 61-60 victory that was the Bulldogs’ only win over a six-game stretch. Yante Maten posted game-highs with 21 points and 12 rebounds but Derek Ogbeide was the only other Bulldog in double figures with 11.
Tip off from Stegeman is scheduled for 2 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, February 24, 2 p.m. ET
Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, GA
Radio: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network. Flagship: WSB AM 750 Atlanta; Satellite: Sirius 138 XM 191