(13-10, 4-6 SEC) Georgia vs. (18-5, 8-2 SEC) No.17 Florida
Game time: Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, GA
TV: ESPN2 (Play-by-play: Tom Hart; Analyst: Kara Lawson)
Video Stream: WatchESPN.com
Radio: Georgia Bulldog Network by IMG (Play-by-play: Scott Howard; Color Commentary: Chuck Dowdle; Producer: Tony Schiavone)
Flagship Station: WSB AM 750
The Georgia men’s basketball team return home for a Tuesday night matchup against the Florida Gators at 7:00 p.m. ET in the Stegeman Coliseum.
The Georgia Bulldogs welcome the Florida Gators to Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the final leg of a three-game stretch of games against the three teams currently atop the SEC standings.
The Bulldogs dropped an overtime decision at No. 8 Kentucky last Tuesday before falling by a single bucket at No. 19 South Carolina three days ago. Those dates wrapped up a road-heavy leg of Georgia’s SEC slate. The Bulldogs played five of their last seven league games on the road, with additional trips to Ole Miss, Florida and Texas A&M.
The Bulldogs are 13-10 overall and 4-6 in SEC play. Most recently, Georgia dropped a 77-75 decision at No. 19 South Carolina last Saturday in a back-and-forth affair featuring eight ties and 18 lead changes.
Yante Maten leads Georgia in both scoring (19.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 rpg). Among SEC leaders, he is second in scoring and third in rebounding. Maten also ranks second in the league in double-doubles with five.
J.J. Frazier is contributing 16.0 ppg (No. 6 in the SEC) and leads the league in both steals (2.0 spg) and playing time (33.8 mpg).
Maten, a junior forward, and Frazier, a senior guard, are one of the nation’s most potent inside-outside offensive tandems. Their combined average of 35.7 ppg ranks No. 9 nationally among guard-forward scoring duos with both players ranked among the nation’s top-250 scorers. They are the only teammates in the top-10 from a Power 5 conference.
In statistics for conference games only, Maten and Frazier currently rank No. 2 and No. 4 in the SEC in scoring at 19.6 ppg and 17.2 ppg, respectively.
Juwan ParkerClick here to hear it, who has been Georgia’s third-leading scorer for the majority of the season, is on a tear of late. Parker averaged 8.0 ppg in non-conference play but is contributing 11.2 ppg in league action. That has upped his season average to 9.5 ppg.
Florida improved to 18-5 overall and 8-2 in the SEC with its decisive 88-66 win over Kentucky on Saturday.
KeVaughn Allen sports a team-high scoring average of 13.6 ppg, while Canyon Barry and Devin Robinson chip in at double-digit clips of 12.8 ppg and 12.0 ppg, respectively. Kasey Hill is three points shy of giving the Gators a fourth double-figure scorer.
The Starting Five
UF leads the all-time series with 112-102; however, UGA owns a 63-38 advantage in games played in Athens.
Yante Maten is on the 10-player final watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award as the nation’s top center.
Derek OgbeideClick here to hear it is averaging a team-high 7.6 rpg in SEC play, No. 3 in stats for SEC games only.
J.J. Frazier and Yante Maten are the nation’s ninth-best inside-outside scoring combo among teams with two top-250 scorers in the country.
Mark Fox is the first coach ever to lead UGA to three straight 20-win finishes. UGA has notched three consecutive 20-win efforts two times in 111 seasons.
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