Tennessee vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview

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Tennessee vs. Georgia: Full Game Preview
Tennessee
(17-10, 4-6 away)
Georgia
(13-15, 10-8 home)
Venue: Stegeman Coliseum
1:45PM ET / 10:45AM PT, March 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Tennessee J McRae 15.3 J Stokes 9.2 T Golden 4.0
Georgia K Caldwell-Pope 17.7 K Caldwell-Pope 6.9 C Mann 2.6

On Saturday, Georgia hosts Tennessee at Stegeman Coliseum. Tipoff occurs at 1:45 p.m. EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Bulldogs beat the Volunteers 68-62 on Feb. 6 and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.

Tennessee maintains fifth place in the SEC while Georgia sits at ninth place.

In their last matchup on Feb. 27, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put up 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulldogs in a loss to Vanderbilt, 63-62. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 17.7 points per game, 6.9 rebounds per game, and 2.1 steals per game. In a 64-58 victory over Florida on Feb. 26, Jordan McRae put up 27 points and 7 rebounds for the Volunteers. His 15.3 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Tennessee has a statistical edge over Georgia in a single key area, scoring, where the Volunteers have the upper hand over the Bulldogs, 66 points per game to 59 points per game. The Four Factors in which Tennessee stands out are free throw rate at 44.2 percent and defensive rebounding percentage at 72.0 percent.

Tennessee StatSmack

  • Georgia is a better three-point shooting team (34.9 percent vs. 31.7 percent) than Tennessee this season.
  • Georgia has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Tennessee (No. 8 vs. No. 74).
  • Georgia has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Tennessee ($14,766 vs. $24,593).
  • The Georgia scoring leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 496 points) has more points than the Tennessee scoring leader (Jordan McRae, 414 points).
  • The Georgia steals leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 58 steals) has more steals than the Tennessee steals leader (Josh Richardson, 24 steals).
  • Georgia has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Tennessee (No. 19 vs. No. 93).
  • The Georgia three-point leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 70 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Tennessee three-point leader (Jordan McRae, 43 three-pointers).
  • Georgia has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Tennessee according to Kiplinger (51 percent vs. 31 percent).
  • Georgia has an average margin of victory of 9 over Tennessee in 34 wins since 1980.
TENN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jarnell Stokes 29 13 9 1 1 1 2
B Jordan McRae 33 15 4 2 1 1 3
B Trae Golden 29 12 3 4 0 0 2
C+ Josh Richardson 31 8 4 1 1 1 2
C Kenny Hall 21 6 5 0 0 1 2
C Skylar McBee 25 6 1 1 0 0 0
C- Derek Reese 14 4 2 1 0 0 0
C- Armani Moore 13 2 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Q. Chievous 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Yemi Makenjuola 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Rob Murphy 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ D. Edwards 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Brandon Lopez 6 0 1 1 0 0 1
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 1 1 0 2
C Donte` Williams 24 5 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 18 3 1 1 0 0 1
D John Florveus 17 3 3 0 0 0 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 0 1
F Taylor Echols 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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