The LSU Tigers travel to Athens to face Georgia basketball on Saturday.
Georgia basketball might have found their stride coming in winners of 3 of the last 4 games. LSU however, has lost 14 straight games.
By the Numbers
LSU is a good offensive team. They score 75 points per game on 45% shooting. It’s defensively where they tend to have problems. The Tigers give up an alarming 83 points per game to their opponents.
On the other hand, Georgia’s pride is on the defensive side. They played lights out against Alabama, only allowing 55 points. The Dawgs only allow 69 points per game. They score 72 points per game on 45% shooting.
Players to Watch
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What maybe the only bright spot for LSU is Sophomore guard Antonio Blakeney. He averages almost 18 points per game and shoots 47% from the floor. Blakeney is the star for the LSU Tigers and is a very impressive, all around basketball player.
For Georgia, it has to be J.J. Frazier. Right now he has to be one of the most fun players to watch in the SEC. The past two games he has scored 28 and 36. I’m gonna make a bold prediction and say that Frazier will split those games down the middle and score 32 points vs LSU.
Who Will Help Frazier Against LSU?
I think UGA has two very good players that could help Frazier against LSU. They are Juwan Parker and Derek Ogbeide. Juwan Parker has shown that he could be a consistent scorer. Parker is a deadly shooter from 15 feet and in.
I was very impressed with Derek Ogbeide in the win against Alabama. He was a huge defensive presence. Plus he added 7 points and 9 rebounds. When Ogbeide goes up for a rebound, he usually goes up strong with bad intentions.