Florida vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview

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Florida vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview
Florida
(14-2, 4-2 away)
Georgia
(7-10, 7-6 home)
Venue: Stegeman Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida K Boynton 13.3 P Young 6.5 S Wilbekin 4.9
Georgia K Caldwell-Pope 17.1 K Caldwell-Pope 6.2 C Mann 2.6

No. 8 Florida heads to Stegeman Coliseum on Wednesday to take on Georgia. Tip-off is at 8:00 EST and you can see it on SEC Network. The Gators beat the Bulldogs 77-44 on January 9th and are 6-3 against them over the last four years.

Florida is currently in 1st place in the conference and Georgia is in 10th.

In an 83-52 dismantling of Missouri on January 19th, Erik Murphy put up 15 points and 5 rebounds for the Gators. He tallies 12.5 points per game and also adds 4.7 rebounds per game. For the Bulldogs, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put up 22 points and 5 assists in the 67-58 win over LSU on January 19th. He leads the team in points with 17.1 per game, rebounds with 6.2 per game, and steals with 2.6 per game.

Florida has a statistical advantage over Georgia in one significant area, scoring, where the Gators have an edge over the Bulldogs, 73 points per game to 60 points per game. Georgia ranks 1st in their conference in free throw rate at 41.7, which also places them 40th in the country.

Georgia StatSmack

  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Florida has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Georgia (23 vs 3).
  • It must sting. Florida has blown out Georgia by 20 points or more on 5 occasions since 1999.
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Florida is superior to Georgia (Latest AP Poll: #13 vs Not Ranked).
  • The Florida assist leader (Scottie Wilbekin) has more assists than the Georgia assist leader (Vincent Williams).
  • Florida allows fewer rebounds (28.1 allowed per game vs 34.1 allowed per game) than Georgia this season.
  • We're a talent magnet. Since 1998 Florida has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Georgia (5 vs 0).
  • At least you keep showing up. Florida has an average margin of victory of 12 over Georgia in 39 wins since 1980.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Florida currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (983 to 960) than Georgia, per the NCAA.
  • Florida is a better shooting team (47.3% vs 41.0%) than Georgia this season.
  • Florida has a more potent offense, scoring more points (72.7 per game vs 61.3 per game) than Georgia this season.
  • We win when it counts, too. Florida has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Georgia (20 vs 0).
UF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Erik Murphy 25 12 5 1 1 1 1
B Kenny Boynton 31 13 4 3 1 0 1
B Patric Young 27 11 7 1 1 2 2
B S. Wilbekin 31 8 3 5 2 0 2
B Mike Rosario 29 13 2 2 1 0 2
B- Will Yeguete 24 7 6 1 1 0 2
C+ Casey Prather 16 7 3 1 1 0 1
C+ M. Frazier II 18 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Braxton Ogbueze 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ DeVon Walker 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jacob Kurtz 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Dillon Graham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
UGA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B K. Caldwell-Pope 34 17 6 2 3 0 2
C- N. Djurisic 24 8 4 1 1 0 3
D+ Donte` Williams 23 6 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Marcus Thornton 22 4 4 1 0 1 1
D+ Charles Mann 19 6 3 3 1 0 3
D+ V. Williams 21 5 1 2 1 0 2
D Brandon Morris 14 4 2 1 0 0 1
D S. Brantley 19 3 1 1 0 0 1
D John Cannon 11 4 2 0 0 0 1
D John Florveus 17 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Tim Dixon 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Kenny Gaines 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Taylor Echols 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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