LSU vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview

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LSU vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview
LSU
(18-11, 4-8 away)
Georgia
(15-16, 12-8 home)
Venue: Bridgestone Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, March 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
LSU J O`Bryant III 13.8 J O`Bryant III 8.9 A Hickey 3.9
Georgia K Caldwell-Pope 18.5 K Caldwell-Pope 7.1 C Mann 2.9

LSU takes on Georgia in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. It takes place at 1 p.m. ET and you can catch it on SEC Network or ESPN3.com. The Tigers fell to the Bulldogs 67-58 on Jan. 19 and are 3-2 against them over the last four years.

In their last game on Mar. 9, Andre Stringer put up 18 points for the Tigers in a loss to Ole Miss, 81-67. He is putting up 10.5 points per game while also averaging 2.2 assists per game. For the Bulldogs, Nemanja Djurisic finished with 14 points and six rebounds in the 61-58 loss to Alabama on Mar. 9. He is averaging 7.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Georgia ranks first in their conference in free throw rate at 45.0, which also places them 14th in the country.

Georgia StatSmack

  • Diaper Dandies love LSU. LSU has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Georgia (14 vs. 9).
  • The LSU rebounding leader (Johnny O`Bryant III, 250 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Georgia rebounding leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 226 rebounds).
  • LSU has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Georgia ($15,474 vs. $18,226).
  • LSU players are more experienced than Georgia players (13,370 minutes played vs. 12,159 minutes played).
  • Andre Stringer is ranked 4th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • Anthony Hickey is ranked 8th in the SEC in three-pointers, 7th in the SEC in assists, and 6th nationally in steals.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III is ranked 4th in the SEC in rebounds.
  • Over the past 10 years, LSU has had more players drafted by the NBA than Georgia (six vs. four).
  • The LSU steals leader (Anthony Hickey, 84 steals) has more steals than the Georgia steals leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 65 steals).
  • LSU has a better record in close games than Georgia this season (7-5 vs. 2-7).
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Hickey 33 12 3 4 3 0 2
B J. O`Bryant III 29 14 9 2 0 1 3
B- C. Carmouche 26 11 4 4 2 0 2
B- Shavon Coleman 28 10 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Andre Stringer 30 10 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 19 5 3 1 1 0 1
C- A. Del Piero 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Shane Hammink 11 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Corban Collins 9 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Jalen Courtney 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
UGA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ K. Caldwell-Pope 0 18 7 2 2 1 2
C N. Djurisic 24 8 4 1 0 0 2
C Charles Mann 21 6 3 3 1 0 3
C Donte` Williams 23 5 5 0 0 1 1
C- V. Williams 20 5 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Brandon Morris 16 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Marcus Thornton 22 4 4 1 0 1 1
D+ John Florveus 17 3 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Kenny Gaines 10 4 1 0 0 0 1
D+ S. Brantley 18 3 1 1 0 0 1
D John Cannon 9 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Tim Dixon 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
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