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Hoop Hounds to host #19 LSU

NCAA Basketball: Mississippi at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

One day the University of Georgia men’s basketball team will win another conference basketball game. If that days to be today, it will require a truly special effort. That’s because Georgia plays host this evening to one of the SEC’s hottest teams, the #19 ranked LSU Tigers.

The Bayou Bengals, fresh off a road win at #5 Kentucky, are averaging almost 83 points per game, under among the league’s highest percentage shooting squads. With four players averaging in double digits including sixth man Javontae Smart, the Tigers are precisely the type of team Georgia has struggled with this season. Actually, pretty much every team is the kind of team Georgia has struggled with this season, now that I think about it.

Nic Claxton remains a rare bright spot for the dogs, and currently is one of only for Division I players who lead his team in points, rebounds, blocks, steals, and assists.

Personally, I am hoping that travel and emotional letdown from their recent big victories will make the Tigers come out a little flat. If LSU is on its claim this one should not be very close. But they play the games for a reason, right?

Tipoff is at 6:00 Athens time, with television coverage on the SEC Network. Until later...

Go ‘Dawgs!