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

Georgia plays host to Alabama at Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Bulldogs are 1-4 against the Crimson Tide over the last four years. They lost 74-59 the last time they played (Jan. 7, 2012).

Georgia is in fifth place in the conference and has an opportunity to gain ground on third place Alabama.

In a 52-46 triumph over Texas A&M on Feb. 9, Nemanja Djurisic put up 13 points for the Bulldogs. He is averaging 7.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. In a 60-57 victory over LSU on Feb. 9, Nick Jacobs put up 15 points and 5 rebounds for the Crimson Tide. He is averaging 6.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.

Alabama StatSmack

  • Georgia has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Alabama (No. 19 vs. No. 89).
  • The Georgia steals leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 52 steals) has more steals than the Alabama steals leader (Trevor Releford, 41 steals).
  • Georgia has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Alabama (No. 8 vs. No. 82).
  • Georgia has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Alabama ($14,766 vs. $23,964).
  • Over the past 10 years, Georgia has had more players drafted by the NBA than Alabama (four vs. three).
  • Georgia has an average margin of victory of 8 over Alabama in 22 wins since 1980.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is ranked 2nd in the SEC in points, 2nd in the SEC in three-pointers, and 30th nationally in steals.
  • The Georgia three-point leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 56 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Alabama three-point leader (Trevor Lacey, 41 three-pointers).
  • Georgia has a stronger schedule than Alabama this season (SOS Rank: No. 50 vs. No. 63).
  • The Georgia scoring leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 402 points) has more points than the Alabama scoring leader (Trevor Releford, 313 points).
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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