Feb. 22, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Georgia men's basketball team dropped its third game in a row, losing 61-53 to the LSU Tigers Wednesday night in Baton Rouge.
Senior guard Gerald Robinson Jr. led the Bulldogs with 17 points and six rebounds.
"We got off to a very poor start and had to play uphill from that point forward," said head coach Mark Fox. "They had more free throw attempts than us, but we have to have a more mature mentality when we come to the gym."
LSU (17-10, 7-6 SEC) got off to a quick start, opening the game on a 10-0 run. The Bulldogs (12-15, 3-10 SEC) trailed the entire first half, but took back some momentum with a run to end the half, shrinking the Tigers' lead to 29-23 heading into the locker room.
In the second half, Georgia chipped away at LSU's lead, cutting it to as few as three twice, but LSU always seemed to have an answer.
"We got back in position to win the game after a slow start," Fox said. "After the slow start, that was the mission. They made those back-to-back three's which really hurt us."
Andre Stringer and Ralston Turner's back-to-back three-pointers catapulted the Tigers went on an 8-2 run just with just over four minutes remaining to grab nine point lead, and make any Georgia comeback unlikely.
However, Georgia didn't back down without a fight.
The Bulldogs put together a frantic 9-3 run in the closing minutes of the game to cut the deficit to four, but couldn't get any closer.
In the loss, Georgia shot 23 fewer free throws than LSU, and grabbed six fewer rebounds.