Georgia vs. Tennessee: Full Game Preview

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Georgia vs. Tennessee: Full Game Preview
Georgia
(10-11, 2-4 away)
Tennessee
(11-9, 10-3 home)
Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Georgia K Caldwell-Pope 17.5 K Caldwell-Pope 6.6 C Mann 3.0
Tennessee J McRae 13.9 J Stokes 8.4 T Golden 3.9

On Wednesday, Tennessee hosts Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game gets underway at 8:00 EST and you can see it on SEC Network. The Volunteers are 5-3 against the Bulldogs over the last four years. The last time they met (2/4/2012) they won 73-62.

Tennessee is in 8th place in the conference and just behind 7th place Georgia with a chance to close in.

The Volunteers were defeated by Arkansas 73-60 on February 2nd despite 18 points and 10 rebounds from Jarnell Stokes. He contributes a team-high 8.4 rebounds per game and 1.0 blocks per game. For the Bulldogs, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 19 points and 7 rebounds in the 67-56 win over South Carolina on February 2nd. He puts up a team-leading 17.5 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 2.3 steals per game.

Georgia StatSmack

  • We beat real teams. Tennessee has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Georgia this season (2 vs 0).
  • Even computers respect Tennessee more. We have a better RPI this season than Georgia (RPI: #80 vs #130).
  • We win when it counts, too. Tennessee has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Georgia (8 vs 0).
  • Tennessee players are more experienced than Georgia players (10,263 minutes played vs 9,910 minutes played).
  • The Tennessee rebounding leader (Jarnell Stokes) has more rebounds than the Georgia rebounding leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope).
  • Trae Golden is ranked 5th in the SEC in assists.
  • Tennessee takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Georgia (6 vs 2).
  • Jarnell Stokes is ranked 4th in the SEC in rebounds.
  • At least you keep showing up. Tennessee has an average margin of victory of 10 over Georgia in 35 wins since 1980.
  • Tennessee waxed Georgia by 11 points the last time they played (Feb 04, 2012).
  • We just win. Tennessee has more wins over the last 5 years than Georgia (129 vs 89).
UGA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B K. Caldwell-Pope 33 18 7 2 2 0 2
C- N. Djurisic 23 8 4 1 1 0 3
C- Donte` Williams 23 5 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Charles Mann 20 6 3 3 1 0 3
D+ V. Williams 20 5 1 2 1 0 2
D+ Marcus Thornton 22 4 4 1 0 1 1
D Brandon Morris 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
D S. Brantley 18 3 1 1 0 0 1
D John Florveus 18 3 3 0 0 1 1
D John Cannon 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Kenny Gaines 9 3 1 0 0 0 1
D Tim Dixon 11 2 2 0 0 0 0
F Taylor Echols 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
TENN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jarnell Stokes 27 12 8 1 1 1 2
B Jordan McRae 30 14 3 2 1 1 2
C+ Trae Golden 27 10 3 4 0 0 2
C+ Josh Richardson 30 8 5 1 1 1 2
C Kenny Hall 23 7 5 0 0 1 2
C Derek Reese 17 5 3 1 0 0 1
C- Skylar McBee 23 5 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Armani Moore 12 2 3 1 0 1 1
D+ Yemi Makenjuola 9 2 3 0 0 0 0
D+ Q. Chievous 11 2 3 0 0 0 1
D D. Edwards 10 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Rob Murphy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Brandon Lopez 7 0 1 1 0 0 1
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