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.
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.
- 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.
- Back on track?: Georgia snapped a two-game losing streak to get back to .500 in the conference.
Georgia travels to Auburn at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday.