January 26, 2007

Hoops Notebook: Next up LSU

The Georgia Bulldog basketball team (12-6. 4-2) is riding high following wins over Arkansas and Kentucky in the last week improving their conference record to 4-2 this season. Head coach Dennis Felton and the Bulldogs picked up a come from behind overtime win over Kentucky Wednesday night.

The LSU Tigers (13-6, 2-3) travel to Athens Sunday following a 64-53 home loss to Vanderbilt on Wednesday. The Tigers hold the series edge 56-36, but Georgia holds a 21-20 advantage in Stegeman Coliseum. The game will be televised Sunday by the Lincoln Financial Network at 3 p.m. ET.

Coach Dennis Felton and the Bulldogs will have a tough test facing LSU who made it to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament last season. Georgia was embarrassed 81-52 last season in Baton Rouge by the Tigers and the Bulldogs will be looking for revenge in Stegeman Sunday.

"I think LSU gave us our worst beating of the year last season in Baton Rouge. They made it a very long night right out of the gate. It took everything we had to get out of there with any respect intact," said Felton of the Tigers. "They are a powerful highly athletic team. Obviously, everything centers around Glen Davis who is arguable the most forceful player in the country. I think it will be a real difficult task slowing that force down. They have a player who is as difficult to defend as any player in the country so that is what represents our challenge."

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