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Yante Maten and the Georgia Bulldogs face LSU on the road Tuesday.

Analysis: Georgia bounces back with road win over LSU

Yante Maten and the Georgia basketball team bounced back Tuesday night from a rough outing Saturday against South Carolina.

Maten hit the game-winner with 5 seconds left as Georgia rallied from a halftime deficit to knock off LSU with a 61-60 win Tuesday.

Georgia improves to 12-5 overall and 3-3 in the SEC, while LSU drops to 11-6 overall and 2-6 in the conference.

Three who mattered

  • Maten: The senior finished with 21 points, hitting 7-of-20 shots from the floor and all seven of his free throws.
  • Derek Ogbeide: Ogbeide was the only other Georgia player to score in double figures, finishing with 11 points.
  • Brandon Sampson: Sampson led a balanced LSU attack with 17 points. The Tigers had three starters score in double figures.

Turning point

LSU controlled the first half and led 34-24 at the break. The Bulldogs, however, responded with a 20-7 start to second half, and the game was back-and-forth the rest of the way.

Observations

  • Still struggling: Georgia’s offense continued to struggle with its shooting, hitting just 24-of-55 (43.6 percent) from the floor, including 4-of-16 (25 percent) from 3-point range.
  • Controlling the boards: Georgia finished with a 38-27 advantage on the boards, including a 13-6 advantage in offensive rebounds.

Worth mentioning

  • Back on track?: Georgia snapped a two-game losing streak to get back to .500 in the conference.

What’s next?

Georgia travels to Auburn at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday.