Dawgs get ready for Nevada: Kendall's Take

ATHENS - Josh Kendall's take on Georgia's upcoming game with Nevada.

About Nevada: The Wolf Pack is Georgia's first nationally ranked opponent of the season. … Nick Fazekas, the reigning WAC Player of the Year, was coached by Georgia coach Dennis Felton this summer when Felton was an assistant on the United States' Under-21 World Championships team. Fazekas is averaging more than 20 points per game this year. … Nevada has had the last seven days off.

About Georgia: The Bulldogs need one more win to match their victory total from all of last season. … Two weeks ago, Georgia led the SEC in 3-point accuracy at better than 40 percent, but the Bulldogs have hit just 24 percent of their 3-point attempts in the last two games. The team shot 37 percent overall from the floor in Saturday's 64-60 loss to Oregon State. It was the Bulldogs' lowest shooting percentage of the season.

Scouting report: Today's game provides a new challenge for the young Bulldogs. It will be the first time they have played a ranked team, and it will be just the second time they have played a true road game. Georgia has played six games away from Stegeman Coliseum but only one of those games, a win over Western Kentucky, came on its opponent's home court. Nevada has won all three of its home games this year. The Wolf Pack has won two straight WAC titles and been to two straight NCAA Tournaments. "This year I think is their best team so far in this recent run of success," Felton said. Fazekas, at 6-11, will be next to impossible for Georgia to contain.

Up next: Georgia vs. Clemson, Dec. 28, 7 p.m.; Nevada vs. Norfolk State, Tuesday, 5:05 p.m.


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