Today’s action in the SEC Tournament opened up this afternoon with the Louisiana State Tigers defeating the Georgia Bulldogs with a final score of 68-63. The Tigers (19-11) move on to tomorrow’s quarterfinals, where they will take on top seed Florida Gators at 1 PM. The Georgia Bulldogs (15-17) are most likely done for the season and would be lucky to receive an invitation to any postseason tournament.
Shavon Coleman had 24 points to lead the Tigers in scoring.
At halftime, the game seemed all but over with the LSU Tigers dominating over the Georgia Bulldogs with a twenty point margin.
Georgia was able to cut a 23 point deficit down to 10 with 9:47 to play in the game. It would not stop there.
The Bulldogs kept working their way to rally for a comeback. With 3:59 remaining in the game, the game saw a margin down to single digits with the Tigers leading the Bulldogs 63-59.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Bulldogs guard, went off for 32 points today.
Charles Mann’s free throws with 1:07 remaining cut the LSU lead to 63-61 but it wasn’t enough as Andre Stringer makes a 22-foot three-pointer with 35.6 to go in the game to give the Tigers some breathing room with 66-61 score. Mann went back to the line again, to make 2 more free throws, makeing it a 66-63 game.
Caldwell-Pope tried to tie it up with 13.3 seconds left but his three point attempt just hit off the rim.