Alabama vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview

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Alabama vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview
Alabama
(15-8, 4-5 away)
Georgia
(12-11, 9-7 home)
Venue: Stegeman Coliseum
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Alabama T Releford 14.9 R Cooper 4.4 T Lacey 3.2
Georgia K Caldwell-Pope 17.5 K Caldwell-Pope 6.3 C Mann 2.9

On Tuesday, Alabama travels to Stegeman Coliseum to take on Georgia. It gets started at 9 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Crimson Tide are 4-1 against the Bulldogs over the last four years. The last time they played they won 74-59 on Jan. 7, 2012.

Georgia and Alabama are packed together in the SEC, holding down fifth and third place, respectively.

In a 60-57 triumph over LSU on Feb. 9, Nick Jacobs put up 15 points and 5 rebounds for the Crimson Tide. He contributes 3.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.7 points per game. For the Bulldogs, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put up 10 points and 6 rebounds in the 52-46 win over Texas A&M on Feb. 9. He puts up a team-leading 17.5 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, and 2.3 steals per game.

Georgia StatSmack

  • The Alabama assist leader (Trevor Lacey, 74 assists) has more assists than the Georgia assist leader (Charles Mann, 66 assists).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Alabama currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (984 to 960) than Georgia, per the NCAA.
  • A for effort, but Alabama has emerged victorious against Georgia the last three times they've played.
  • Alabama is ranked higher than Georgia in the SEC (No. 3 vs. No. 5).
  • Alabama has an average margin of victory of 9 over Georgia in 29 wins since 1980.
  • Alabama is better under pressure, and has defeated Georgia in five out of the last seven games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Trevor Lacey is ranked 7th in the SEC in assists.
  • Alabama has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (61.3 percent to 48.7 percent).
  • Diaper Dandies love Alabama. Alabama has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Georgia (10 vs. 9).
  • Alabama has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Georgia ($29,814 vs. $36,436).
  • Alabama is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Alabama is 221 lbs compared to 207 lbs for Georgia.
Bama Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Trevor Releford 32 15 2 2 2 0 2
B Trevor Lacey 31 12 4 3 2 0 2
C+ Levi Randolph 30 8 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Rodney Cooper 28 11 4 1 1 0 2
C Nick Jacobs 19 7 3 0 1 1 1
C Devonta Pollard 20 5 3 1 1 1 1
C Andrew Steele 20 4 2 2 1 0 2
C Carl Engstrom 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Moussa Gueye 15 1 4 0 0 2 1
D+ Retin Obasohan 11 2 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Isiah Wilson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
D Keon Blackledge 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Julian Goode 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D D. Slaughter 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
UGA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B K. Caldwell-Pope 33 18 6 2 2 0 2
C- N. Djurisic 23 7 4 2 1 0 2
C- Donte` Williams 23 5 5 0 0 1 1
C- Charles Mann 20 6 3 3 1 0 3
D+ V. Williams 20 5 2 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 2 3 0 0 1 1
D John Cannon 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Kenny Gaines 9 3 1 0 0 0 0
D Tim Dixon 11 2 2 0 0 0 0
F Taylor Echols 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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