Georgia vs LSU

LSU 61, Georgia 53


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Andre Stringer scored 18 points to lead LSU to a 61-53 victory against Georgia in a Southeastern Conference game on Wednesday night.

Stringer matched his career-high with four 3-pointers. His last 3-pointer ignited a 9-2 run, which helped the Tigers pick up their fifth victory in the past six games.

LSU (17-10, 7-6), which had a ten-point lead with slightly more than two minutes remaining in the game, didn't clinch the victory until the last 30 seconds. A field goal and two free throws by Gerald Robinson, Jr. put the Bulldogs behind by six at 54-48.

Georgia cut its deficit to four points at 57-53 when Robinson made a layup with 27 seconds to play. The Bulldogs (12-15, 3-10) didn't score again, while both Ralston Turner and Justin Hamilton sank a pair of foul shots for the Tigers.

Johnny O'Bryant added 14 points for LSU.

Robinson scored 17 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chipped in 10 to lead Georgia, which lost its third straight.

LSU scored the first 10 points less than 3 minutes into the game, as O'Bryant made a field goal and converted a three-point play, Stringer connected on a 3-pointer and Anthony Hickey drove for a layup.

The Tigers led by no fewer than eight until the final seconds of the first half. Trailing 29-17, Georgia scored the last six points before halftime on field goals by Caldwell-Pope, Dustin Ware and Robinson.

LSU could not pull away from Georgia in the second half.

The Tigers went ahead by eight points on a couple of occasions - the last time at 42-34 after a 3-pointer by Stringer. However, the Bulldogs reduced their deficit to three points at 45-42, following Donte' Williams' three-point play with 6:49 to go.

LSU then put together the key run, wrapping up the victory. Stringer started the outburst with a 3-pointer. After another basket by Donte' Williams, Turner knocked down a 3 - his only field goal of the game.

Two foul shots by Hamilton and one by Chris Bass built the Tigers' lead to 10 points at 54-44 with 2:23 remaining. LSU then withstood one more Georgia rally to secure the victory.

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Georgia Bulldogs
M. Thornton, F202-50-04145
D. Williams, F173-61-14057
K. Caldwell-Pope, G324-120-031010
D. Ware, G321-80-02042
G. Robinson, G307-122-261117
N. Djurisic243-71-25137
J. Cannon142-40-03034
V. Williams130-01-20021
S. Brantley90-20-01000
C. Nolte40-00-00010
J. Florveus30-00-01000
T. Dixon20-00-00000
Totals 22-565-73042353
LSU Tigers
J. O'Bryant III, F245-104-680114
J. Hamilton, C291-55-69147
A. Stringer, G346-122-212118
R. Turner, G341-45-64108
A. Hickey, G311-40-03212
J. Isaac160-10-00120
S. Warren163-70-05116
M. White112-21-63005
C. Bass50-01-40001
E. Ludwig00-00-00000
Totals 19-4518-303681061
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