ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Gerald Robinson scored 16 points as Georgia
bounced back from a sluggish start to rout LSU 73-53 Wednesday
night for its 20th victory, ensuring a winning record in the
Southeastern Conference and perhaps a bid to the NCAA tournament.
The Bulldogs (20-9, 9-6) trailed 13-4 in the early going, but
woke up in time to lead at the break. They blew it open in the
second half, putting on an impressive dunking display against the
overmatched Tigers (11-19, 3-12), who have lost 12 of their last 13
Georgia goes into the finale at SEC West leader Alabama assured
of its first 20-win regular season that actually counts since
1996-97, Tubby Smith's final year as coach. There was another in
2001-02 under Jim Harrick, but it was wiped out by a pay-for-play
and academic scandal that sent the program into a long tailspin.
Ralston Turner led LSU with 18 points.
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