The LSU Tigers (14-6, 5-3) look to win their third game in a row tonight vs. the Georgia Bulldogs (10-10, 4-4) and fifth out of their last six as Johnny Jones’ team is starting to play some inspired basketball and it starts up front with Johnny O’Bryant and freshman phenom Jordan Mickey.
Tip is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN2 and you can view the game online via WatchESPN.
In the LSU win over Arkansas on Saturday, Mickey had 22 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks while O’Bryant had 23 points and nine rebounds as the Tigers have not trailed for the last two games. This duo is a big reason why LSU ranks No. 11 in the nation with more than 41 rebounds per game.
Their opponent tonight is riding a three-game losing streak having lost to Kentucky, Vanderbilt and most recently to the Auburn Tigers last Saturday.
The Bulldogs are led by Charles Mann who leads the team in scoring, assists and steals. In addition to Mann, LSU will need to bottle up Kenny Gaines and keep Marcus Thornton and Nemanja Djurisic off the glass.
Prediction: Georgia is in a funk and not shooting well and will have trouble on the glass against the bigs of LSU who is playing arguably their best ball of the year.
LSU wins 82-68.