Kendall's Take: Dawgs take on LSU

ATHENS - Josh Kendall breaks down the Bulldogs' mathcup with the Tigers.

Georgia vs. LSU
Time/place: Today, 8 p.m., Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Broadcast: No television
Records: Georgia is 12-6, 2-3 SEC; LSU is 12-5, 4-0 SEC

About LSU: LSU probably has had the toughest schedule in the nation to this point in the season. The Tigers won at West Virginia, lost by two at Ohio State and lost by one at Connecticut before the conference season started. … The Tigers will turn the ball over. They are the second-worst team in the league in turnovers (16.4 per game), and they gave it up 25 times earlier this season against Tennessee. … The Tigers are second in the SEC in scoring margin at plus-13.8.

About Georgia: This is the second straight game Georgia will play the first place team in the Western Division. On Saturday, the Bulldogs beat Ole Miss in Athens. … The Bulldogs are 5-2 in Baton Rouge since the SEC split into divisions. … Georgia is fourth in the SEC in scoring at 73.0 points per game. That's one spot behind LSU, which averages 77.1 points per game.

Scouting report: If the Tigers take care of the basketball, Georgia has very little chance. The Bulldogs post players will be outmanned by a wider margin today then they have been all season, and driving guards Mike Mercer and Sundiata Gaines will find almost nowhere to go inside against 310-pound Glen Davis and skywalker Tyrus Thomas. Thomas and Davis also will have a field day if they can get the ball inside. The key for the Bulldogs will be to take the ball away on the perimeter and get some easy fast break points.

Up next: Georgia at Auburn, Saturday, 2 p.m.; LSU at Ole Miss, Saturday, 2 p.m.

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