MBB: Closer But Not Close Enough

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MBB: Closer But Not Close Enough

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Southeastern Conference basketball powerhouse LSU (21-4, 11-1 SEC) defeated Georgia (10-15, 1-11) in Athens Saturday night 83-79 in an unexpectedly close game.

Although this is the Bulldogs sixth straight loss, it was not given up easily. Georgia led by as many as six points in the first half. When Tyree Crump shot a 3-pointer at 11:31, it would be the team’s last shot before the first of seven lead changes  

Tyree Crump

Georgia began to trail at the 10:08 mark when the Tiger’s Tremont Waters sank a 3-point shot capping off a 7-0 LSU run. After a jumper from freshman Dawgs’ Amanze Ngumezi, to retake the lead for just a second, LSU went on a 10-0 run.

Georgia had the chance to tie it up once more, this time, in the last thirty seconds of the game. Head coach Tom Crean called a time out with 29.5 seconds to go. Sadly for the Bulldogs, Nicolas Claxton’s drive came up empty resulting the Tiger win. It is LSU’s 14th victory in their past 15 games.

The Tigers committed all eight of their turnovers in the first half while Georgia totaled 11, seven in the first and four in the second. The only other time the Bulldogs committed that few was in their third game of the season against Sam Houston State. LSU scored 17 point off of turnovers.

Georgia is set to resume play at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday against Mississippi State in Stegeman Coliseum

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Hayden Chambless is a sophomore at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication majoring in Journalism with a certificate in Sports Media. She started her journey as a sports fan when she attended a Georgia football game at just a month old and has followed the sport ever since then. Hayden hopes to work as a sports broadcaster when she graduates.