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Men’s Basketball: Georgia vs. Tennessee Tomorrow

Tom Crean - Georgia vs. West Georgia 2018 - November 01, 2018
Tom Crean

Georgia Basketball Game Notes

Georgia (8-4) vs. No. 3 Tennessee (11-1)

Saturday, January 5 at 3:30 p.m. ET





Thompson-Boling Arena (21,678) in Knoxville, Tenn.

Watch: SEC Network (Mike Morgan, play-by-play; Dane Bradshaw, analyst)

Listen: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network Flagship: WSB AM 750 Atlanta; XM: 383; Internet: 974. (Scott Howard, play-by-play; Chuck Dowdle, analyst; Tony Schiavone, producer)






The Starting 5…

• Georgia has already sold out 7 games this season, the most sellouts for the Bulldogs since they had 8 during the 2002-03 season.

• Nicolas Claxton is the only SEC player to lead his team in points, boards, assists, blocks & steals in a game this season…and he’s done it twice.

• Derek Ogbeide enters the Tennessee game two rebounds shy of catching No. 11 Trey Thompkins among UGA’s career leaders.

• UGA’s bench has outscored it counterparts in 11 games, with nine of those being by +10 or more. UGA’s  bench has a +191 scoring margin.

• UGA’s coaching staff sports a combined 80 seasons of D-I experience (Crean-28, Scott-27, Dollar-23, Abdur-Rahim-12) with 38 postseason bids

The Opening Tip

Georgia christens the 2019 and SEC portions of its schedule with a bang on Saturday, traveling to Knoxville to face No. 3 Tennessee, the defending SEC co-Champions. 

In fact, the Bulldogs will venture to the league’s defending co-Champs during the first two weekends of SEC play. Georgia will take on Auburn next Saturday on The Plains.

Series History With The Vols

Tennessee owns a 94-61 advantage in the all-time series between the Bulldogs and Volunteers, including a 57-16 edge in Knoxville.

UGA and UT split two meetings last season, with each team winning on its home floor. Tennessee’s win in Knoxville in the regular-season finale snapped a five-game winning streak in the series by Georgia.





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