NCAAB Game Recap - Georgia at Louisiana State
Sat Mar 7, 2020 2:00 PM EST

VMI
57
ETSU
70
F
LongI
66
RobM
86
F
Kansas
66
TxTch
62
F
UtSt
59
SDSU
56
F
Maine
50
Vermt
61
F
Denv
69
NDSt
71
F
Murr
75
Belm
76
F
SacHr
72
StFPA
84
F
Woff
77
Furm
68
F
Albany
73
Stony
76
F
IPFW
77
SDSt
74
F
UMassL
75
Hartfo
89
F
GrgWas
51
Dayt
76
F
Chat
78
UNCG
68
F
Pepp
82
StMar
89
F(2OT)
UNH
67
UMBC
73
F
Baylor
64
WVU
76
F
WCU
70
Mercer
56
F
Drake
66
Brad
76
F
USF
72
Pacif
54
F
KY
71
Fla
70
F
Valpa
89
MOSt
82
F
CoCar
63
TexAr
62
F
BC
62
FlaSt
80
F
JMU
61
Elon
63
F
ArkSt
66
ULLa
73
F
Seton
60
Crei
77
F
UNCW
55
Drex
66
F
Lou
54
UVA
57
F
UNC
76
Duke
89
F
Stan
67
Oreg
80
F
Vill
70
GTown
69
F
Aub
85
Tenn
63
F
PSU
69
NW
80
F
Wisc
60
Ind
56
F
Marq
86
StJon
88
F
SCar
74
Vand
83
F
UTEP
77
Rice
72
F
UGA
64
LSU
94
F
LaSal
78
StJos
77
F
Rut
71
Purd
68
F(OT)
VaTec
56
ND
64
F
GMas
65
Ford
61
F
Colora
72
Utah
74
F(OT)
Alab
50
Mizzu
69
F
UCLA
52
USC
54
F
Marsh
82
TexSA
77
F
OkSt
81
Tex
59
F
IaSt
63
KansSt
79
F
Syr
65
Mia-FL
69
F(OT)
NWSt
100
CenAR
85
F
Cal
56
OrSt
74
F
HBU
78
TXAMC
84
F
Ark
69
TexAM
77
F
IdaSt
76
Ida
80
F
Web
69
E WA
78
F
McNee
70
Lamar
66
F
AbCh
71
InWor
68
F(OT)
SamH
57
SFA
68
F
SoMis
62
MidTN
65
F(OT)
Okla
78
TCU
76
F
N CO
75
MTSt
61
F
Corn
85
Princ
82
F
Colum
65
Penn
85
F
Gram
70
AlSt
58
F
TXSo
75
Alc
90
F
PVAM
80
South
89
F(OT)
WaSt
74
AzSt
83
F
Miss
44
MisSt
69
F
DeP
55
Prov
93
F
Charl
43
LaTec
66
F
W Ky
91
FlInt
85
F
SMU
60
SoFL
61
F
URI
64
UMass
63
F
Yale
69
Harv
83
F
Brown
70
Dart
58
F
SeLA
69
NOrl
79
F
JackSt
54
AlaAM
51
F
OlDom
63
UAB
72
F
Temp
63
Cin
64
F
CSBak
61
GrCan
64
F
CBap
76
TexPA
79
F(OT)
StBon
49
StLou
72
F
MsVl
74
ArkPB
71
F
Butl
72
Xav
71
F
S UT
85
Mont
80
F(OT)
UCDav
61
UCRiv
66
F
CAPoly
67
UCSB
69
F
HI
82
CSNor
86
F
Wash
69
Ariz
63
F
Sac
72
PorSt
76
F
LongB
69
CS-Ful
75
F
UMKC
Seatt
Canc
ChiSt
UtVal
Canc

Mar 7, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Georgia (15-16)

34

30

64

Louisiana State (21-10)

49

45

94

Taylor erupts for 30 points as LSU blasts Georgia
Sat Mar 7, 2020 5:51 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Marlon Taylor scored a career-high 30 points in his final home game to lead LSU to a 94-64 Southeastern Conference victory against Georgia on Saturday.

Taylor, who was averaging fewer than five points per game this season, made 10 of his 17 field goal attempts. In addition, Taylor sank a career-high three 3-pointer. Taylor scored 21 points in the second half when the Tigers (21-10, 12-6) doubled their 15-point halftime lead.

"Today was a special game, the last game in the PMAC," Taylor said. "I used to score 30 (points) a lot. Today, I was just trying to get the win. I was trying to give the team everything I could. I had a good feeling early on."

Skylar Mays, who also played his last home game, contributed 19 points and six rebounds. Both Javonte Smart and Trendon Watford scored 13 points.

"That was fun," LSU coach Will Wade said. "Marlon was unbelievable. He'll get a bunch of credit for the 30 points, but he did a tremendous job defensively. We made shots. It certainly helps when you make shots. We were able to get our defense set too. When our defense is set, we are not terrible."

Anthony Edwards was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs (15-16, 5-13) with 17 points. Rayshaun Hammonds was the only other Georgia player in double figures with 12.

LSU built a comfortable 49-34 halftime lead on the strength of its shooting. The Tigers made 64% of their field goals attempts (18-of-28) in the first half. In addition, LSU connected on 6 of its 10 3-point attempts.

The Tigers took control of the game midway through the opening half. A 3-pointer by Mays with 12:09 before halftime broke a tie at 14 and started a 16-5 LSU run. Mays and Aundre Hyatt each scored five points during that stretch.

LSU had another outburst a few minutes later in the first half. After Georgia reduced its deficit to seven points, the Tigers went on a 12-2 run. Mays and Smart knocked down 3s in that span as LSU went ahead 42-25 with 3:20 remaining in the first half.

"We started the game trying to shoot jump shots against a team you've got to drive and cut against," Georgia coach Tom Crean said. "We didn't play physical enough inside. On the other end, we didn't defend the dribble long enough. Then, there were times they hit 3s. Our lack of awareness caught us."

The Bulldogs came no closer than 13 points in the second half. A field goal by Watford with 6:53 remaining in the game put the Tigers ahead by 20 points for good. The 30-point margin of victory was the largest for LSU in a conference game in 11 seasons. The Tigers beat Ole Miss 83-51 in 2009.

BIG PICTURE

Georgia: The Bulldogs ended the regular season with back-to-back losses against Florida and LSU. Georgia has a losing overall record at 15-16 and finished 13th in the SEC standings.

LSU: The Tigers finished tied with Auburn for second place in the SEC. LSU lost its regular-season game at Auburn and will be the No. 3 seed in the SEC tournament. The Tigers won 21 regular-season games in back-to-back seasons for the first time since they did it three straight years (1979-81).

STAR WATCH

Skylar Mays wrapped up his home career with another solid performance. Mays, who was 7 of 11 from the field and 3 of 5 on 3-pointers, scored 19 points. He eclipsed the 1,600-point total in his career and is the 10th leading scorer in school history. Mays also grabbed six rebounds and made a steal in just 23 minutes. Mays is currently in the top-ten for LSU in free throws made (sixth), steals (sixth) and 3-pointers made (seventh). Only two LSU played in more than Mays' 130 games - Tasmin Mitchell (137) and Garrett Temple (134).

LETDOWN

Georgia certainly needed a strong performance from Anthony Edwards if it was going to upset LSU. Edwards, who was guarded primarily by Marlon Taylor, finished with 17 points. Edwards entered the game averaging 20.5 points per game in the SEC. Edwards missed 16 of his 22 field goal attempts. Moreover, Edwards was just 1 of 12 from 3 - his worst outing of the season from long range.

UP NEXT

Georgia will play in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville on Wednesday night.

LSU earned a double-bye in the SEC tournament and will advance to a quarterfinal-round game Friday.

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Leaders

Georgia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Peake 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Gresham Jr. 0 0 1 3 1 0
Louisiana State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Bishop 0 0 1 0 0 0
D. Days 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

UGA LSU
Points For 64 94
Field Goals 25/69-36% 34/59-58%
Three Pointers 3/26-12% 11/21-52%
Free Throws 11/14-79% 15/19-79%
Offensive Rebounds 14 6
Defensive Rebounds 22 33
Rebounds 37 41
Blocks 1 3
Steals 6 6
Turnovers 11 13
Personal Fouls 19 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - LSU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Mar 7 UGA 64 @ LSU 94 T. Camara 2 C. Cooper 2

Game Information

Stadium: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Attendance: 11,697
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