Georgia vs. Alabama: Full Game Preview

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Georgia vs. Alabama: Full Game Preview
Georgia
(15-15, 3-7 away)
Alabama
(19-11, 14-3 home)
Venue: Coleman Coliseum
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Georgia K Caldwell-Pope 18.2 K Caldwell-Pope 7.0 C Mann 2.8
Alabama T Releford 15.5 R Cooper 4.8 T Lacey 3.2

On Saturday, Georgia heads to Coleman Coliseum to take on Alabama. It starts at 4 p.m. EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Bulldogs lost to the Crimson Tide 52-45 on Feb. 12 and are 1-5 against them over the last four years.

Georgia is in seventh place in the SEC, Alabama is in second place.

In a 72-62 triumph over Kentucky on Mar. 7, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put up 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs. He contributes team-best marks with 18.2 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, and 2.1 steals per game. For the Crimson Tide, Trevor Lacey finished with 19 points and six rebounds in the 87-83 loss to Ole Miss on Mar. 5. He averages 12.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.2 assists per game.

Alabama StatSmack

  • Georgia has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Alabama (No. 19 vs. No. 89).
  • Georgia has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Alabama ($14,766 vs. $23,964).
  • The Georgia steals leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 62 steals) has more steals than the Alabama steals leader (Trevor Releford, 58 steals).
  • Georgia has an average margin of victory of 8 over Alabama in 22 wins since 1980.
  • Georgia has a stronger schedule than Alabama this season (SOS Rank: No. 55 vs. No. 82).
  • Over the past 10 years, Georgia has had more players drafted by the NBA than Alabama (four vs. three).
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is ranked 3rd in the SEC in points, 8th in the SEC in rebounds, 2nd in the SEC in three-pointers, and 35th nationally in steals.
  • The Georgia rebounding leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 201 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Alabama rebounding leader (Rodney Cooper, 138 rebounds).
  • The Georgia three-point leader (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, 74 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Alabama three-point leader (Trevor Lacey, 55 three-pointers).
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 0 0 2
C Donte` Williams 24 6 5 0 0 1 1
C Charles Mann 21 7 3 3 1 0 3
C- 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 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Tim Dixon 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
D John Cannon 9 3 2 0 0 0 1
Bama Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Trevor Releford 33 15 3 3 2 0 2
B Trevor Lacey 32 12 4 3 2 0 2
C+ Rodney Cooper 29 11 5 1 1 0 2
C+ Levi Randolph 30 7 4 2 1 0 1
C Nick Jacobs 20 7 4 0 1 1 1
C Carl Engstrom 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
C Devonta Pollard 18 4 3 1 1 1 1
C- Andrew Steele 19 4 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Moussa Gueye 16 1 4 0 0 2 1
D+ Retin Obasohan 11 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Isiah Wilson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
D D. Slaughter 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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