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MBB: It’s Georgia vs. Tech Tonight at the Stege

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Georgia (3-0) vs. Georgia Tech (2-0)

Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga.

Watch: SEC Network+ (Jeff Dantzler, play-by-play; Dean Keener, analyst)

Listen: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network Flagship: WSB AM 750 Atlanta. XM & Internet: 374. (Scott Howard, play-by-play; Chuck Dowdle, analyst; Tony Schiavone, producer)

The Starting Five

• Through Monday’s games, UGA had the 2nd, 3rd and 5th most points by any SEC on the season – 100 vs. Delaware St., 95 vs. The Citadel and 91 vs. W. Carolina.

• UGA has opened the season with three 90-plus point outings, the first time the Bulldogs have scored 90 or more three times in a row since Dec. of 2006.

• Six Bulldogs scored in double-digit against The Citadel. The last time UGA did so was a 92-62 win over Appalachian State on Dec. 22, 2002. 

• The point tallies of Anthony Edwards (24) and Sahvir Wheeler (19) in the season opener were the second- and third-best ever by a freshman in their UGA debut.

• Georgia’s celebrated freshman class – ranked among the top-10 groups nationally by every recruiting service – features five of the nation’s top-100 prospects.

The Opening Tip

Georgia hosts Georgia Tech wraps up a four-game homestand at Stegeman Coliseum to begin the season on Wednesday evening in the hardwood version of “Clean Old-Fashioned Hate.”

The Bulldogs are looking to extend a four-game winning streak over the Yellow Jackets, just the fifth time in 195 meetings that Georgia has won four straight over Tech. The Bulldogs’ longest streak in the series is seven consecutive wins twice (from 1908-21 and 1980-85). The second-longest is five games twice (from 1929-31 and 1939-41).

Game Promotions

The first 1,250 UGA students in attendance on Wednesday will receive free Bojangles’ and a white throwback “shersey.”

Keeping An Eye On…Entering Tonight’s Game Among UGA’s career Leaders

Tyree Crump is…

• 7 3FGs from co-No. 12s Ty Wilson and Ray Harrison

• 13 3FGs from No. 11 K. Caldwell-Pope

• 25 FGAs from No. 11 Ray Harrison

• 37 FGAs from No. 10 K. Caldwell-Pope

Series History

While Georgia Tech owns a 103-92 edge over Georgia in the all-time series, the Bulldogs possess a 54-30 advantage in games in Athens.

Last Dec. 22 in Atlanta, Nicolas Claxton’s extremely thorough linescore of 13 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and six blocks led Georgia in a 70-59 victory over Georgia Tech.

A 13-0 surge by the Bulldogs, who never trailed in the game, provided a 25-9 lead with 3:02 left in the first half. The Jackets closed that gap to 10 at the intermission and then pulled within one possession on four occasions in the second stanza, but a different Bulldog answered each time.

In the last meeting at Stegeman Coliseum two seasons ago on Dec. 21, 2018, Yante Maten’s 24 points – his fifth 20-point performance in just the 10th game of that season – lifted Georgia to an 80-59 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

Georgia used a 15-4 run, ignited by a jumper and dunk from Maten, for a 26-17 edge and never trailed thereafter. Maten’s six rebounds put him at 696 total boards as a Bulldog, sliding past Trey Thompkins and into the No. 10 spot among Georgia’s career leaders.

Scouting The Jackets

Georgia Tech arrives in Athens with a 2-0 record following an overtime victory at N.C. State and a home win over Elon.

Wednesday’s game will be the Jackets’ first in nine days.

Sophomore Michael DeVoe leads a trio of double-digit scorers for Tech at 22.0 ppg, while senior James Banks III is contributing a double-double clip of 15.5 ppg and 10.0 rpg.

Last Time Out…

Rayshaun Hammonds’ outburst of 26 points and a career-high 14 rebounds led Georgia in a 100-66 victory over Delaware State last Friday night. 

Hammonds scored 17 first-half points as the Bulldogs raced to a 50-30 lead at the intermission and never looked back. Amanze Ngumezi chipped in a career-best 16 points.

Hammonds and Ngumezi were extremely efficient from the field. The connected on a combined 18-of-24 shot attempts, a sterling 75.0 percent which paced UGA to a 59.7 percent effort from the field.

Georgia reached the century mark for the first time in just over a year…since topping Savannah State, 110-76, in last year’s season opener on Nov. 9.”

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