Louisiana State 68, Georgia 63

Thursday, March 14, 2013 1:00 PM
Location - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Officials - Lee Cassell, Rob Groover, Doug Shows
Attendance - 20057

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Louisiana State 39 29 68
Georgia 19 44 63

Recap

Louisiana State 68, Georgia 63: Shavon Coleman scored 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting and the ninth-seeded Tigers held off Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and the Bulldogs in the second round of the SEC tournament in Nashville, Tenn.

SEC Player of the Year Caldwell-Pope scored 25 of his career-high 32 points in the second half but No. 8 seed Georgia (15-17) could not overcome a 20-point halftime deficit. The sophomore guard’s 3-pointer with 2:43 left cut it to 63-59, but the Bulldogs did not make another field goal.

Andre Stringer scored 16 points and Johnny O’Bryant III collected 12 and 12 rebounds for LSU (19-11), which avenged a regular-season loss to Georgia. The Tigers will take on No. 1 seed Florida in the quarterfinals Friday.

LSU switched up its regular lineup for before the game, inserting sixth man Coleman into a starting spot and pushing center Andrew Del Piero to the bench in a smaller unit. Coleman responded by scoring 10 points in the opening half as the Tigers took a 39-19 edge into the break.

The lead reached 21 points early in the second half before Caldwell-Pope began to take over. Charles Mann’s free throws with 1:06 remaining got it to within 63-61, but Stringer hit a 3-pointer and sealed it at the line.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Bulldogs dominated the glass 48-34, including 21 offensive rebounds. … LSU went 13-for-28 from the free-throw line, lowlighted by O’Bryant III’s 6-of-17 effort from the stripe. … The Tigers suffered a 74-52 home loss to Florida in the lone regular-season meeting Jan. 12.

Louisiana State Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Johnny O'Bryant III 38:00 3-14 0-1 6-17 4 8 12 2 3 2 2 1 12
Shavon Coleman 33:00 9-11 4-5 2-5 2 4 6 0 2 2 3 1 24
Charles Carmouche 35:00 3-8 0-3 1-2 1 1 2 4 4 2 0 0 7
Andre Stringer 39:00 5-10 4-7 2-2 1 2 3 3 4 2 0 0 16
Anthony Hickey 36:00 1-5 1-4 0-0 0 5 5 5 5 1 0 0 3
Jalen Courtney 10:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Andrew Del Piero 2:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Malik Morgan 4:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Corban Collins 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-53 9-21 13-28 10 21 31 14 21 9 5 2 68
  43.4% 42.9% 46.4% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 5

Georgia Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Donte Williams 12:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 2
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 38:00 9-20 6-15 8-12 3 10 13 1 3 0 2 0 32
John Florveus 26:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 4 2 6 1 4 0 0 2 2
Brandon Morris 14:00 0-1 0-1 2-2 1 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 2
Vincent Williams 9:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 2
Sherrard Brantley 8:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Tim Dixon 6:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Nemanja Djurisic 31:00 1-9 0-2 0-0 3 7 10 1 4 0 1 0 2
Charles Mann 31:00 1-3 1-1 12-14 1 4 5 5 1 1 3 0 15
Kenny Gaines 20:00 2-8 1-3 1-2 4 1 5 0 2 0 0 3 6
John Cannon 5:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 16-56 8-25 23-30 18 27 45 9 20 1 11 5 63
  28.6% 32.0% 76.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 11