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Final

Georgia 53

(12-15, 3-10 SEC)

LSU 61

(17-10, 7-6 SEC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, February 22, 2012

    Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    UGA 23 3053
    LSU 29 3261

    Top Performers

    Georgia: G. Robinson 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    LSU: A. Stringer 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast

    LSU 61, Georgia 53

    Associated Press

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UGA
    LSU
    Points 53 61
    FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 19-45 (.422)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-7 (.714) 18-30 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 12

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