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Lady Tigers Travels to Athens to take on No. 22 Georgia

Gus Stark

The LSU women’s basketball team (6-7, 4-3) is in the midst of an immensely challenging stretch, where seven of their nine opponents are currently ranked in the AP Top 25.

It started Sunday where the Tigers fought valiantly against No. 5 South Carolina but came up short inside the PMAC, losing 69-65. Next up for LSU, is a trip east to Athens where the Tigers take on the No. 22 Georgia Bulldogs (13-2, 5-2).

Georgia’s offense runs through Jenna Staiti. 14 points and 7 rebounds a game, and Gabby Connally, 11 points per game. The Dawgs are on a roll, winning six of their last seven games. Georgia needs to keep up the pace because they’re neck and neck with Alabama for fourth place in the SEC. The women’s conference tournament uses the same format as the men’s where the top-four seeds get a double bye.

Of course LSU could also play its way into the double bye if they get hot. Despite being 6-7, LSU is only a game behind Georgia and a host of others in the conference standings. The upcoming stretch will be brutal for LSU, not only are they playing six ranked teams, four will be on the road; but one of the hallmarks of the Nikki Fargas era is slaying giants, look no further than LSU’s win over No. 8 Texas A&M on January 14.

Tip off is set for 6:00 P.M. and will be carried on SEC Network+.