SEC Tournament Preview Round 2: No. 8 Georgia Bulldogs vs. No. 9 LSU Tigers

By Taylor Sturm
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The first matchup of day number two of the SEC tournament will be between the No. 8 seeded Georgia Bulldogs and the No. 9 seeded LSU Tigers. This will be the best game of the tournament up to this point. Both teams are very good and are capable of beating some of the best teams in the SEC.

Georgia might be the most disappointing team in the SEC this season (even more disappointing than Kentucky) because at the beginning the Bulldogs were expected to possibly be in the running for the regular season title. The Bulldogs have lost six games by less than five points this season. Georgia also has the best player in the SEC, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. KCP has the ability to win games single-handedly – look at his performance in the two wins against Tennessee.

LSU is led by its outstanding Forward, Johnny O’Bryant III. The Tigers are a good team but are just a few players away from being good enough to compete with the best teams in the SEC. The Tigers will be good in the next few years, but this year looks like it will end without a postseason. LSU must win this game if it wants to go to the NIT.

These are two good teams, and it will come right down to the wire. Georgia is one of the hottest teams in the SEC right now; the Bulldogs are six total points away from a six game winning streak. What this game will really come down to is who has the better game, Caldwell-Pope or O’Bryant III. This is too close of a game to call, but the Florida Gators should not underestimate whichever team wins. Expect Georgia to come out strong and win this game in a thriller.

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