About that NCAA Tournament bubble ... Tigers lose 93-82 at Georgia, fall to No. 81 in RPI

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LSU coach Will Wade

ATHENS, Georgia - With two games to play in the regular season, LSU is two games below .500 in the Southeastern Conference and third to last in the league in Ratings Percentage Index at No. 81 following a 93-82 loss at Georgia on Saturday.

It was LSU's sixth straight road loss in the SEC.

"They imposed their will on the backboard and in the paint, and we just weren't able to compensate for that," LSU coach Will Wade said. "It's pretty simple. That's all there was to it."

LSU big men Duop Reath, Wayde Sims and Aaron Epps combined for just 10 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Tremont Waters led the Tigers (16-12, 7-9 SEC) with 25 points, and guard Skylar Mays had 20.

Georgia led by 19 in the first two minutes of the second half and out-rebounded LSU, 49-34. Yante Maten led the Bulldogs (16-12, 7-9 SEC, 71 RPI) with 27 points and 11 rebounds.

LSU will have a shot at the National Invitation Tournament.

After playing at South Carolina (15-14, 6-10 SEC) at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the Tigers close the regular season at home against Mississippi State (21-8, 9-7 SEC) at noon on Saturday. The SEC Tournament will be March 7-11 in St. Louis, Missouri. 


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