The Tigers will enter Tuesday night's game against The Bulldogs tied for second place in the SEC with Florida and Kentucky. LSU secured their first victory in Tuscaloosa in over a decade in the final seconds of Saturday afternoon's game. With a win The Tigers could take sole possession of the number two spot in the conference. A loss could drop them all the way down to number five, depending on the outcomes of other games around the SEC. Florida plays at Vanderbilt Tuesday night and Kentucky gets Mizzou at home on Wednesday.
Georgia's three leading scorers are all averaging double digits. Tuesday night's game could be a high scoring contest reminiscent of last year's double overtime victory against The Bulldogs in the PMAC. Sophomore forward Yante Maten leads The Bulldogs with 16.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Guards J.J. Frazier and Kenny Gaines could also give The Tigers trouble. Both seniors are shooting over 40% from the 3-point line and LSU ranks 219th in the nation at defending shots behind the arc.
The Bulldogs will have trouble slowing star freshman Ben Simmons and sophomore Craig Victor. The two are averaging a combined 32.6 points and 19.1 rebounds per contest. If The Tigers can slow down Maten's scoring, and allow Simmons and Victor to attack the inside, Tuesday night can easily be another win to bolster LSU's resume.
Tipoff is set for 8 PM CST, from the PMAC. The game will be televised on ESPN and can be heard on 98.1 FM.