LSU vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview

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LSU vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview
LSU
(9-5, 1-3 away)
Georgia
(6-10, 6-6 home)
Venue: Stegeman Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

Georgia StatSmack

  • 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.
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Shavon Coleman 29 13 8 1 2 1 2
B Anthony Hickey 29 12 4 4 3 0 2
C+ C. Carmouche 24 10 4 4 2 0 2
C J. O`Bryant III 23 10 7 1 0 1 3
C Andre Stringer 29 11 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 18 5 3 2 2 1 1
C- A. Del Piero 15 5 4 0 0 2 1
D+ Shane Hammink 14 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Corban Collins 13 4 2 1 0 0 2
D Jalen Courtney 11 3 3 0 0 0 1
D- Joshua Badeaux 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Mychal Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dave Jackson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
UGA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B K. Caldwell-Pope 33 17 6 2 2 1 2
C- N. Djurisic 23 8 4 1 1 0 3
D+ Donte` Williams 22 5 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Marcus Thornton 22 4 4 1 0 1 1
D+ V. Williams 21 5 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Charles Mann 19 6 3 2 1 0 3
D Brandon Morris 14 4 2 1 0 0 1
D S. Brantley 19 3 1 1 0 0 1
D John Cannon 11 4 2 0 0 0 1
D John Florveus 17 3 3 0 1 1 1
D Tim Dixon 12 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Kenny Gaines 9 3 1 0 0 0 1
F Taylor Echols 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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