LSU Tigers (14-6) vs. Georgia Bulldogs (13-9)
The LSU Tigers will be looking for straight victory when they take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Tuesday. LSU defeated Auburn on Saturday, 104-80 for their third straight victory. Georgia lost to Florida on Saturday, 70-63. It was their third loss out of the last four games.
The Tigers are favored by 5.5-points in this contest. LSU has won the last four meetings between these teams, including a 94-92 victory in overtime back on January 6. LSU is 6-4 of the last 10 meetings.
Thompson Leads Tigers over TigersCameron Thompson scored 27 points to lead LSU to a 104-80 victory over Auburn on Saturday. Thompson finished seven of 16 from the field, including 10 of 11 from the free-throw line. Four other players scored in double digits for the Tigers, including Trendon Watford who had 18 points and added 11 rebounds. Josh LeBlanc also recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
.@LSUBasketball is playing with a sense of urgency in the month of February.— Harrison Valentine (@HValentineLSU) February 21, 2021
Offensive adjustments have led to a more balanced attack, longer possessions and stops on the defensive end.
It also led to triple digits and a third consecutive win Saturday.https://t.co/Cuf9I8dkkX pic.twitter.com/4hQmmACg8Q
LSU is eighth in the country in points per game at 83.1 while allowing 74.4 per contest. They are shooting 47.5% from the field, 37th in the country and are hitting on 76.0% of their free throws, also 37th in the nation. They are 18th in steals per game at 8.7 and 96th rebounds per game at 34.2.
Thompson leads the team in scoring at 22.8 ppg. Watford is second in scoring (16.3) and rebounds per game (6.9). Javonte Smart is also quite a force, averaging 16.1 points per contest.
Bulldogs Rally Falls ShortGeorgia found themselves trailing by 14 at the half but pulled within five behind a feverish second-half comeback. Unfortunately, the comeback fell short as Florida defeated Georgia, 70-63. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Sahvir Wheeler with 27 points and Tye Fagan added 14. Fagan also led the team in rebounds with six.
Final from Gainesville. pic.twitter.com/wsVMGnGOR8— Georgia Basketball (@UGABasketball) February 20, 2021
The Bulldogs are averaging 77.5 points per game, 60th in the country while allowing 77.1 contest. They are shooting 46.2% from the field, 68th in the nation, and are 86th in assists per game at 14.8. They are 25th in steals per contest at 8.6.
Wheeler is leading the team in scoring at 14.1 ppg. Wheeler also leads the team in assists at nearly 7 per game. Toumani Camara is third on the team in scoring at 12.4 points per contest and leads Georgia in rebounding at 7.5 per game. K.D. Johnson is second in scoring at 13.3 per contest.