Kentucky vs Georgia Breakdown

KSR provides a breakdown of the Georgia Bulldogs as Kentucky prepares to battle the Dogs in Athens this evening.

Kentucky at Georgia

When: Wednesday, March 3rd, 8 p.m. Eastern
Where: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens GA.

Georgia Schedule (Last Ten Games)
1/27 - at Florida - L 71-87
1/30 - at South Carolina - L 78-77
2/3 - vs Arkansas - L 72-68
2/6 - vs Vanderbilt - W 72-58
2/10 - at Auburn - L 82-63
2/13 - vs South Carolina - W 66-61
2/17 - at Tennessee - L 69-60
2/20 - vs Alabama - W 76-70
2/25 - at Vanderbilt - L 96-94
2/18 - vs Florida - W 78-76
3/3 - vs Kentucky - SEC Network 8 P.M. Eastern

Record: 13-14

Georgia Statistical Leaders
Trey Thompkins - 17.9 points per game
Trey Thompkins - 8.1 rebounds per game
Dustin Ware - 3.4 assists per game
Trey Thompkins - 42.0 percent three-point percentage
Albert Jackson - 1.2 blocks per game
Ricky McPhee - 1.3 steals per game

Georgia Team Statistics
Points Per Game: 69.2
Points Allowed Per Game: 69.6
Field Goal Percentage: 46.3
Three Point Percentage: 37.9
Free Threw Percentage: 71.7
Rebound Margin: +4.3
Assists Per Game: 13.9
Turnovers Per Game: 14.7

Georgia Breakdown

Many people view the Georgia Bulldogs as the best under .500 team in the nation and with good reason. The Bulldogs haven't backed down to anybody this season, giving the top teams in the SEC fits every night. New coach Mark Fox has done a great job instilling his own brand of basketball into this group and pushing them to their limits.

Georgia uses eight players over 10 minutes a game and one other player nearly 10 minutes a game. They are led by sophomore forward Trey Thompkins who is an all-SEC performer. Thompkins leads the Dogs in scoring and rebounding. He's second on the team in blocks and three-point makes per contest. Travis Leslie, the Bulldogs second leading scorer at 14.4 per game might be the most explosive player in the SEC. Leslie uses his athleticism to make plays above the rim on both sides of the court.

When Kentucky last played Georgia, the Wildcats were in a fight from beginning to end and wound up winning by eight. But the Bulldogs let their presence be known. For the Wildcats to pull off the victory in Athens, Kentucky will need to control the offensive and defensive glass and cut down on turnovers. They also can't allow Georgia's guards to gain confidence from the outside. Georgia also has the big men to play the physical game that the Wildcats normally play against opponents.

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