Kendall's take: Georgia takes on Tech

Josh Kendall takes a closer look at Georgia's basketball game with Georgia Tech.

Time/place: Today, 7 p.m., Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Ga.
Broadcast: Fox SportsNet South
Records: Georgia is 5-1, Georgia Tech is 3-2

About Georgia Tech: The Jackets won their ACC opener Sunday, beating Virginia 63-54 to stop a two-game losing streak. Georgia Tech hasn't beaten the Bulldogs in Athens since 1976, but it is going for Coach Paul Hewitt's 100th victory at the school and the school's 100th victory over the Bulldogs. Sweet-shooting guard Anthony Morrow is the Jackets' most dangerous weapon. He has hit 48.1 percent of his 3-point shots this year.

About Georgia: The Bulldogs are running much more than they were last year, and it's obvious in the point totals. Last in the SEC last year in scoring, Georgia is fourth this year. Georgia also has improved its rebounding and has a plus-6.5 margin per game, the third-best margin in the league. The transition to a faster pace certainly hasn't been seamless, though. The Bulldogs are averaging 18 turnovers a game, more than any conference team other than Mississippi State. Freshman wing player Terrance Woodbury started the season strong but has missed the last two games due to a knee injury. Coach Dennis Felton said he didn't know if Woodbury will play today.

Scouting report: This game could be really fun to watch or just plain ugly. Both teams want to push the action but are so young that they often don't do it well. Georgia will have the advantage at the point, where sophomore Sundiata Gaines has more experience and is more committed to defense than his counterpart, sophomore Zam Fredrick. The Jackets can counter that with their experience and athleticism inside, where Georgia will struggle to match up with 6-9 sophomore Ra'Sean Dickey.

Up next: Georgia vs. Georgia State, Saturday, 1 p.m., Duluth, Ga.; Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee State, Saturday, 3 p.m.

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