Tigers need SEC win vs. UGA

The LSU men's basketball team looks to get things back on the right track offensively Wednesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center against the Georgia Bulldogs. <br><br> Tip off is set for 7 p.m. and tickets will be available at the upper ticket windows of the Maravich Center on game night, beginning 90 minutes prior to tip off. Tickets are $12 each.

There is no live television for the game to be shown on same-day tape delay at 10:30 p.m. on Cox Sports TV, while the radio coverage in Louisiana will be provided by the LSU Sports Network (Eagle 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge) and on the Internet at www.LSUsports.net.

The Tigers are 12-4 on the season and 2-3 in the Southeastern Conference, but losers of the last three games (at home to Mississippi State Jan. 17, at Ole Miss Jan. 21, and, at South Carolina this past Saturday). Georgia comes in 9-7 and 1-4 in the SEC, but their lone league win under first year head coach Dennis Felton was at Kentucky, then ranked No. 5 in the nation. The Bulldogs also have a non-conference win over No. 3 Georgia Tech.

"Georgia is well-coached," said LSU Coach John Brady. "They thing you can say about them is that they won at Rupp Arena when nobody else has."

The Tigers are looking for the offensive consistency to go with the tenacious defense LSU has played with all year that has held 14 consecutive opponents down to 66 points or less. However, in LSU's four losses, they have yet to score out of the 50s and shoot more than the high 20 percent range from the three-point arc.

"We just need to make some timely shots," said Brady. A coach can only control who shoots the ball and from where, but once it is in the air, there's not much a coach can do about it. If we just play more consistently, then our team will be fine."

This will be the first of three home games in the next four contests for the Tigers, who travel to Alabama Saturday for a 6 p.m. game in Tuscaloosa against the Tide in a game televised by SEC-TV (Fox Sports Net). The Tigers then come home for two games next week against Tennessee (Feb. 4) at 7 p.m. and a Noon game on Feb. 7 against Arkansas.

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