Dawgs get ready for LSU in Athens

LSU at GEORGIA <br> Time/place: Today, 7:30 p.m., Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Ga. <br> Broadcast: 106.1-FM <br> Records/rankings: Georgia 7-10 (1-6 SEC), LSU 11-6 (4-2 SEC)

About Georgia: Six Bulldogs fouled out of Sunday's game at Alabama. That's the first time since at least the early 1960s that has happened. … After a two-game return to the lineup, forward Corey Gibbs missed the Alabama game due to soreness in his knee. … The Bulldogs are only hitting 41 percent of their shots, the worst percentage in the SEC. "Our biggest problem is that we are missing a lot of makeable shots," Coach Dennis Felton said. "When you are missing those shots, it is a struggle in itself. It doesn't get any easier to make shots, and then you lose patience and try to bite off more than you can chew. Lately, we have been doing a better job of fighting that temptation."

About LSU: The Tigers have won five of their last six games. Their only losses in the conference came at Alabama and at Kentucky. … Sophomore forward Brandon Bass is the reigning SEC Player of the Week after recording double-doubles against Ole Miss and Mississippi State last year. He also blocked five shots in each of those games. Bass leads the team in scoring with 17.2 points per game and rebounding with 8.8 boards per game. … Glen Davis, a 310-pound freshman forward, is averaging 13.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Scouting Report: The only reason Georgia has a chance today is because the game will be played in its home gym. The Bulldogs' only SEC win this year came against Vanderbilt at Stegeman, and that makes LSU coach John Brady nervous. "I am sure they are glad about getting home," he said. Brady's Tigers have lost five straight SEC road games, dating back to last season. "Our team needs to be ready to play," he said. "I think we need to focus better and prepare better." Still, this game will be decided on talent, and the Tigers have too much of that on the inside with Bass and Davis. Due to his size and strength, Davis will be an impossible matchup for Georgia inside. He could have the best game of his young career tonight.

Next: Georgia vs. South Carolina, Saturday, 4 p.m.; LSU at Tennessee, Saturday, 7 p.m.


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