The Georgia basketball team will look to snap a three-game losing streak on Wednesday night against LSU. Below you can find information on the game time, TV channel and how to watch online.
The Bulldogs have dropped three straight games, and are 9-8 (1-4 in SEC play) on the season. LSU is ranked No. 25 and enters the game as one of two unbeaten teams in SEC play.
Georgia Basketball-LSU: Game time
The Georgia basketball game against LSU tips starts at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Georgia Basketball-LSU: TV Channel
The Georgia basketball game can be seen on SEC Network+.
Georgia Basketball-LSU: How to watch online
You can watch the Georgia Basketball game using the WatchESPN app.
Georgia Basketball-LSU: How can I listen on the Radio?
The Georgia Basketball-LSU game can be heard on the radio on WSB 750 AM. Scott Howard and Chuck Dowdle will be calling the game on radio.
What Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean had to say before facing LSU
On what he’d tell fans who are getting frustrated with Georgia’s start in SEC play…
“Well, I think you’ve got to keep the big picture in mind, We’re looking to get better. We’re looking to change the style of play, working to create fundamentals. I know at times it doesn’t look very fundamentally sound with our defense, but I think you’re seeing flashes of what we can become. No one is sitting back acceptant of any of it, right? We’ve got to keep getting better and better, but the bottom line is we’ve got to deal with it on a daily basis and try to get the guys to understand the level of consistency that goes into this, and no greater example than the other day [against Florida]. The first half, we’re not very good; second half, we’re playing extremely well, and we’ve had too many situations like that where our consistency has been our main enemy. It’ll come, I have no doubt in that. It’s like you said in the beginning- it’s the first year of our program. We just hit the 10-month mark the other day. It’s not an excuse, it’s fact. The bottom line is we’ve got a bunch of guys who are working really, really hard to get better, and they are getting better. There are things that are maybe different than what was expected of them in the past, and at the same time, there’s no security blanket player out there. In the last couple of years at Georgia, there’s been that security player; obviously, with the Player of the Year in Yante [Maten]. That’s not an excuse; that’s a fact. So, bottom line, we need to keep developing it, and the last thing I want anyone in our program to lose is confidence, so we certainly don’t want any fans losing confidence. I mean, if people want to see the program continue to develop, grow and move forward, we’ve got to keep having this energy in the building. We’ve got to keep having it for us, and we’ve got to keep having it for the future, so that the recruits and people like that see what’s capable here. I don’t have anything to judge it by, but I tell you what; when people come here and see it, or a recruit sees it, or a parent sees it or comments on it, it’s a big deal. It’s really, really important.”
On what his thoughts are on Rick Barnes’ rebuilding of Tennessee’s program/on what he takes away from that…
“[It’s his fourth year]. It takes time to rebuild a program. I mean, it just does. I’m focused on the day-to-day, without question, but you’ve got to have a vision for the future. I think that’s exactly what the fans have got to have, too. You want to win in the present, and you want to do well, but you’ve also got to be Abel to look at it and say, ‘Okay, we’re making some changes.’ There’s some changes going on in the program, and change is hard. Change is painful, and you’ve got to work through it. But I think just [Tennessee’s] stability, the way they’ve recruited. The biggest thing that stands out to me about them is their togetherness, their camaraderie. Obviously, they have skill, they have talent, they have physicality, they have toughness; but, they’ve got a really, really strong togetherness, and that doesn’t happen overnight. That doesn’t happen over months. It takes time to build that.”
On if the way LSU is scoring in SEC play accentuates what Crean has been telling his players about cuts…
“Tremont Waters is about as good a short-range, long-range passer, probably in college basketball. I mean, he can really score— that’s obvious— but it’s his passing that really beats you. He has got a unique and uncanny ability to find people close to him and long distances from him, and the velocity of the passes he throws… you’ve got to be active. You cannot be in an over-help situation and, at the same time, they’re one of the best offensive rebounding teams, as far as consistently going, right? Their numbers are really good. They’re No. 13 and gaining in the league, but it’s the consistency in which they go with and the way they basically are blocking you out when the shot goes up. So, there’s no question that they’ve got a ton of talent. They’ve recruited extremely well, and [head coach Will Wade] doing a really great job with them. They defend well, and Tremont brings a whole other dimension to their team.”
On seeing Nicolas Claxton and Rayshaun Hammonds becoming ‘security blanket’ players…
“They’re not there yet. They’re sophomores, and I think there’s an inconsistency with that. Now, are they talented and getting better and working hard and absolutely trying? No question about it. But we can’t have too high of an expectation for guys in college that have never done it either. Their improvement level from one year to the next is really high, and we don’t have great decision-making at any position right now. At the same time, we can’t come down and try to really slow the game down. We’ll score even less than what we’re scoring now, so we’ve got to make sure that we just keep developing their confidence, getting them to play with energy, not feeling pressure that they have to do certain things that are out of their control and continue to grow and blossom because of that.”
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