After a tough loss over the weekend in Gainesville, the LSU men’s basketball team (6-2, 1-1) is back inside the friendly confines of the PMAC to host the Georgia Bulldogs (7-1, 0-1).
Georgia dropped its conference opener last Wednesday against Mississippi State, 83-73. That snapped a seven game win streak the Dawgs had against admittedly not the fiercest competition. Georgia’s best win is an 83-68 win over a Cincinnati that is ranked 140th in the nation by the latest NET rankings.
Georgia’s record is a little overinflated and that should catch up to them as the conference schedule unfurls. Georgia was picked to finish 13th in the league and that ought to hold true. Remember, the Bulldogs went 16-16 overall and 5-13 in SEC play last season with No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Edwards. You don’t lose a talent like Edwards and not take a step back, take for example the LSU team the year after Ben Simmons’s lone season in Baton Rouge.
Still it’s chance for LSU to get in one final tuneup before a massive trip to CoMo on Saturday to play the No. 13 Missouri Tigers. This game also serves as the front end of a home-and-home. LSU will make the return trip to Athens on February 23.
SEC Network will have the coverage and tipoff is set for 6:00 P.M.