The Georgia men’s basketball team will face St. Mary’s in the first round of the Wooden Legacy Tournament on Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. ET at Titan Gym in Fullerton, California.
Georgia Basketball Game Notes
Georgia Bulldogs (4-1) vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels (5-1)
Wooden Legacy First Round
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET
Titan Gym (4,000) in Fullerton, CA
Georgia Bulldog Sports Network.
Station: Flagship: AM 750 (Atlanta)
(Cabell Philpott, play-by-play; Mark Slonaker, analyst)
CLICK HERE to listen to free audio stream at Georgiadogs.com.
(Steve Quis, play-by-play; Corey Williams, analyst)
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Georgia’s “Wooden” History
Georgia faced only two of the other seven teams in the Wooden Legacy before this weekend. The Bulldogs were 0-1 vs. Saint Mary’s and 1-0 against Washington State.
Georgia is making its third appearance in a “Wooden” event. The Bulldogs played in the 1997 and 2002 editions of the Wooden Classic in Anaheim.
Most recently, current Georgia assistant coach Jonas Hayes scored 16 points and logged 41 minutes of playing time in the Bulldogs’ 78-73 overtime victory against Cal on Dec. 7, 2002. Ezra Williams paced the Bulldogs with 23 points in that outing.
In the other Wooden outing, No. 22 Georgia fell 76-74 to No. 12 Stanford on Dec. 6, 1997. Jumaine Jones led the Bulldogs with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Mark Madsen countered with 23 points and 13 boards for the Cardinal
Series History Vs. The Gaels
Saint Mary’s won the only previous meeting between UGA and SMC, a 77-65 decision in the second round of the 2016 NIT at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif.
Emmett Naar (15 points and 11 assists) and Dane Pineau (12 points and 11 rebounds) posted double-doubles to lead four Gaels in double figures. J.J. Frazier and Charles Mann scored 13 points apiece to top the Bulldogs on the offensive end.
Saint Mary’s seized control with a 15-2 run midway through the first half that put the Gaels up 27-17. A Frazier three-point play made it 51-47 with 11:48 left, but Saint Mary’s responded with an 11-0 spurt.
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