Georgia vs. Vanderbilt: Full Game Preview

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Georgia vs. Vanderbilt: Full Game Preview
Georgia
(13-14, 3-6 away)
Vanderbilt
(11-15, 7-8 home)
Venue: Memorial Gym (TN)
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Georgia K Caldwell-Pope 17.6 K Caldwell-Pope 6.6 C Mann 2.7
Vanderbilt K Johnson 13.4 K Bright 5.5 K Johnson 3.5

Georgia heads to Memorial Gym (TN) on Wednesday to take on Vanderbilt. It takes place at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on FSN. The Bulldogs are 2-8 against the Commodores over the last four years. They fell 63-41 on Mar. 9, 2012, the last time they met.

Georgia is in eigth place in the conference, Vanderbilt is in 11th place.

The 18 points and 8 rebounds by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope helped the Bulldogs to a 62-54 victory over South Carolina on Feb. 23. With 17.6 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 2.1 steals per game, he leads the team in all three categories. For the Commodores, Dai-Jon Parker finished with 5 points and 13 rebounds in the 72-31 blowout of Mississippi State on Feb. 23. He is averaging 6.2 points and 4 rebounds per game.

Vanderbilt StatSmack

  • Even computers respect Georgia more. Georgia has a better RPI this season than Vanderbilt (RPI: No. 121 vs. No. 143).
  • The Georgia steals leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 58 steals) has more steals than the Vanderbilt steals leader (Kedren Johnson, 31 steals).
  • The Georgia blocks leader (Donte` Williams, 28 blocks) has more blocks than the Vanderbilt blocks leader (Josh Henderson, 20 blocks).
  • Georgia has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Vanderbilt this season (Projected SOS Rank: No. 48 vs. No. 61).
  • Georgia players are more experienced than Vanderbilt players (11,160 minutes played vs. 8,002 minutes played).
  • Georgia is a better free-throw-shooting team (67.6 percent vs. 61.0 percent) than Vanderbilt this season.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is ranked 2nd in the SEC in points, 9th in the SEC in rebounds, 2nd in the SEC in three-pointers, and 32nd nationally in steals.
  • Georgia is ranked higher than Vanderbilt in the SEC (No. 8 vs. No. 11).
  • Since 1998, Georgia has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Vanderbilt (three vs. two).
UGA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B K. Caldwell-Pope 34 18 7 2 2 0 2
C N. Djurisic 24 8 4 2 1 0 2
C Donte` Williams 24 6 5 0 0 1 1
C- Charles Mann 21 6 3 3 1 0 3
D+ V. Williams 20 5 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Brandon Morris 16 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Marcus Thornton 22 4 4 1 0 1 1
D S. Brantley 17 3 1 1 0 0 1
D John Florveus 17 2 3 0 0 1 1
D Kenny Gaines 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D John Cannon 9 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Tim Dixon 11 2 2 0 0 1 0
F Taylor Echols 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vandy Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Kedren Johnson 32 13 4 4 1 1 3
C Rod Odom 30 11 4 1 0 1 2
C Dai-Jon Parker 27 6 4 3 1 0 2
C Kevin Bright 29 7 6 1 1 0 2
C Kyle Fuller 28 9 3 2 1 0 2
C- Sheldon Jeter 17 6 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Josh Henderson 20 5 3 1 1 1 2
D+ Shelby Moats 18 3 3 1 0 0 1
D Andris Kehris 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D James Siakam 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Alex Gendelman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nathan Watkins 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Carter Josephs 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- A.J. Astroth 6 1 1 1 0 0 0
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