Vanderbilt-Georgia Notes

The Vanderbilt Commodores hope to pick up their second consecutive SEC win of the season when they take on a much improved Georgia Bulldog team in Athens. Inside are starting lineups, team statistical comparisons and a scouting report on the Bulldogs.

Vanderbilt vs. Georgia

SiteStegeman Coliseum (10,523)
Athens, Ga.
Date/TimeJAN. 13, 2007 • 3 P.M. CT
TelevisionNone
Radio104.5 FM
Sirius Radio:130
General School/ Team Information
.VanderbiltGeorgia
Head CoachKevin StallingsDennis Felton
ConferenceSEC EastSEC East
Record11-59-5
Series RecordVU leads, 77-45
Projected Starters
Vanderbilt

3 - Alex Gordon, G, 5-11, 164, Jr., Pensacola, Fla. (7.9 ppg, 4.0 apg)
32 - Shan Foster, G/F, 6-6, 200, Jr. (15.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg)
4 - Derrick Byars, G/F, 6-7, 230, Sr. (14.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.1 apg)
20 - Dan Cage, G, 6-5, 215, Sr. (11.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg)
41 - Ross Neltner, F, 6-9, 247, Jr. (11.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg)

Georgia

2 - Sundiata Gaines, G, 6-1, 205, Jr. (8.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.0 apg)
33 - Mike Mercer, G, 6-4, 185, So. (15.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.9 apg)
14 - Levi Stukes, G, 6-1, 205, Sr. (12.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.4 apg)
42 - Takais Brown, F, 6-8, 250, Jr. (14.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg)
44 - Dave Bliss, C, 6-10, 255, Jr. (4.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg)

Stats Comparison
.Vanderbilt Georgia
Scoring Offense79.081.4
Scoring Defense68.566.4
Scoring Margin+10.5+15.0
FG%.466.492
FG% Defense.426.416
3FG%.368.415
3FG% Defense.322.311
Free Throw %.712.649
Rebounding35.840.2
Assists17.316.4
Turnovers13.118.0
Opponent Turnovers17.119.0
Steals8.49.9
Blocks2.66.3

Scouting Georgia

Georgia (9-5, 1-1 SEC) snapped a four-game losing streak Wednesday with an 80-56 home win over South Carolina. The Bulldogs' challenging schedule has featured contests versus Gonzaga, at Georgia Tech, at Clemson, against Wisconsin and at Florida in recent weeks.

Vastly improved, the Bulldogs enter the weekend ranked among the league leaders in field goal shooting (second at 49.2 percent), 3-point shooting (second at 41.5 percent), steals (second at 9.86 spg), scoring (third at 81.4 ppg), rebounding (third at 40.2 rpg) and blocked shots (third at 6.29 bpg).

Levi Stukes leads the SEC in 3-point shooting percentage at .507 and is second in 3-pointer made at 2.57 per game. Sundiata Gaines is first with 2.54 steals. Mike Mercer is tied for sixth in scoring with 15.6 ppg.


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