Baton Rouge, La. – A game of back and forth would ultimately be decided in the closing seconds of overtime as the University of Georgia men’s basketball team came up just short against LSU, 94-92 in the team’s first road game of the season at the Maravich Assembly Center.
Graduate Justin Kier shined for the Bulldogs, leading the way with a season high 25 points. This was his tenth career 20+ point game and first at Georgia. Kier also made a career-high six 3-pointers and is the first Bulldog to make six 3-pointers in a game since Anthony Edwards vs. Florida on Feb. 5, 2020.
Followed right behind by Kier was sophomore Sahvir Wheeler with 21, also a season high. Fellow sophomore Toumani Kamara finished with 14 and 10 rebounds, his fourth double-double of the season. Graduate P.J. Horne ended his night with 11 points.
The Bulldogs outpaced the Tigers 28-3 in fast break points, and made 12 3-pointers, which is tied for the most 3-pointers made under Head Coach Tom Crean while at Georgia. Tonight was the ninth time under Crean that Georgia had over 10 steals and the fifth time this season. Previously, the Bulldogs had four in two seasons combined.
“We are learning and understanding that we can come out here and compete for our first road game,” Head Coach Tom Crean said. “We can compete, we can play hard, we can play tough, we can get our speed going, we can make big plays, but we can also make mistakes and we have to overcome those.”
The Bulldogs will now prepare for another road matchup against Arkansas on Saturday, Jan. 9 with television coverage provided by SEC Network. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.