LSU vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview
|LSU||S Coleman 12.6||S Coleman 8.3||A Hickey 4.0|
|Georgia||K Caldwell-Pope 16.8||K Caldwell-Pope 6.4||V Williams 2.4|
LSU heads to Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday to take on Georgia. The game tips off at 8:00 EST and you can catch it on CSS. The Tigers are 3-1 against the Bulldogs over the last four years. The last time they met (2/22/2012) they won 61-53.
LSU is tied with Georgia for 11th in the conference.
In their last match-up on January 16th, Anthony Hickey put up 18 points and 7 rebounds for the Tigers in a loss to South Carolina, 82-73. He paces the team in assists per game with 4.0, and steals per game with 3.4. The Bulldogs were defeated by Missouri 79-62 on January 16th despite 23 points from Vincent Williams. He contributes 2.4 assists per game in addition to his 5.3 points per game.
There is a single key statistical area where LSU can exploit Georgia, scoring, where the Tigers have an edge over the Bulldogs, 74 points per game to 59 points per game.
- LSU is a better three-point shooting team (36.3% vs 32.9%) than Georgia this season.
- LSU beat Georgia by 8 points the last time they played (Feb 22, 2012).
- We make our fans proud. LSU has a better record at home than Georgia this season (7-0 vs 5-3).
- We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, LSU has had more players drafted by the NBA than Georgia (6 vs 4).
- LSU is better under pressure, and has defeated Georgia in 5 out of the last 9 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
- Anthony Hickey is ranked 39th nationally in steals.
- We beat real teams. LSU has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Georgia this season (2 vs 0).
- The LSU assist leader (Charles Carmouche) has more assists than the Georgia assist leader (Vincent Williams).
- Andre Stringer is ranked 5th in the SEC in three-pointers.
- LSU can actually jump, with more rebounds (41.5 per game vs 34.3 per game) than Georgia this season.
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