SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Alabama at Georgia

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Alabama visits Georgia on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a prediction of the game’s final score.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Alabama 0.441 0.349 0.710 245 893 304 141 105 347
Alabama OPP 0.406 0.296 0.739 275 869 247 191 89 305
Georgia 0.449 0.307 0.685 268 844 303 169 76 326
Georgia OPP 0.446 0.327 0.646 254 796 280 137 80 307

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Statistical Leaders

Alabama Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Kira Lewis Jr. Alabama 16.5 134 65 31
John Petty Jr. Alabama 15.0 107 50 67
Jaden Shackelford Alabama 13.4 91 61 51
Herbert Jones Alabama 9.9 66 55 1
Alex Reese Alabama 9.8 74 28 40
James Bolden Alabama 7.8 44 34 26
Javian Davis Alabama 6.2 47 42 0
Jaylen Forbes Alabama 2.7 18 12 9
Galin Smith Alabama 2.6 24 10 0

Alabama Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
John Petty Jr. Alabama 34 128 162 7.4
Herbert Jones Alabama 36 84 120 6.3
Kira Lewis Jr. Alabama 22 93 115 5.2
Alex Reese Alabama 21 81 102 4.6
Jaden Shackelford Alabama 21 73 94 4.3
Javian Davis Alabama 30 54 84 3.8
Galin Smith Alabama 25 30 55 2.5
Jaylen Forbes Alabama 16 38 54 2.6
James Bolden Alabama 12 20 32 1.7
Tyler Barnes Alabama 0 4 4 0.7
Adam Cottrell Alabama 0 1 1 0.3

Georgia Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Anthony Edwards Georgia 19.9 148 87 55
Rayshaun Hammonds Georgia 12.4 104 40 24
Sahvir Wheeler Georgia 8.0 64 34 7
Tyree Crump Georgia 6.9 50 17 35
Toumani Camara Georgia 6.2 55 23 3
Donnell Gresham Jr. Georgia 6.0 42 35 12
Tye Fagan Georgia 3.9 35 13 3
Christian Brown Georgia 3.8 27 24 6
Rodney Howard Georgia 1.3 10 5 0

Georgia Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Rayshaun Hammonds Georgia 49 116 165 7.5
Anthony Edwards Georgia 15 100 115 5.2
Donnell Gresham Jr. Georgia 35 69 104 4.7
Toumani Camara Georgia 34 58 92 4.2
Tyree Crump Georgia 8 44 52 2.4
Sahvir Wheeler Georgia 11 40 51 2.4
Jordan Harris Georgia 17 28 45 3.5
Christian Brown Georgia 14 28 42 1.9
Tye Fagan Georgia 15 20 35 1.6
Rodney Howard Georgia 12 13 25 1.3
Mike Peake Georgia 10 14 24 1.7
Amanze Ngumezi Georgia 5 12 17 2.4
Stan Turnier Georgia 1 2 3 0.4
Jaykwon Walton Georgia 0 3 3 0.4
Jaxon Etter Georgia 0 1 1 0.1

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NCAA RPI

Alabama: 44

Georgia: 90

Alabama Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Javian Davis F 6′-9″ 242 FR Canton, MS
1 Herbert Jones F 6′-7″ 205 JR Greensboro, AL
2 Kira Lewis Jr. G 6′-3″ 165 SO Meridianville, AL
3 Alex Reese F 6′-9″ 245 JR Pelham, AL
4 Juwan Gary F 6′-5″ 215 FR Columbia, SC
5 Jaden Shackelford G 6′-3″ 195 FR Hesperia, CA
11 James Bolden G 6′-0″ 160 SR Covington, KY
12 Jaylen Forbes G 6′-4″ 186 FR Florence, MS
13 Jahvon Quinerly G 6′-1″ 175 SO Hackensack, NJ
15 Tyler Barnes F 6′-8″ 201 JR Louisville, KY
21 Britton Johnson G 6′-4″ 183 SO Mountain Brook, AL
23 John Petty Jr. G 6′-5″ 184 JR Huntsville, AL
25 Adam Cottrell G 6′-3″ 185 FR Flowery Branch, GA
30 Galin Smith F 6′-9″ 240 JR Clinton, MS
33 James Rojas F 6′-8″ 215 JR Jamestown, NY
34 Sam Okauru G 6′-5″ 200 FR Raleigh, NC
35 Raymond Hawkins F 6′-9″ 240 FR Oakland, CA

Georgia Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Donnell Gresham Jr. G 6′-3″ 195 SR Saint Paul, MN
1 Jaykwon Walton F 6′-7″ 205 FR Columbus, GA
2 Jordan Harris G 6′-5″ 195 SR Iron City, GA
3 Christian Brown F 6′-6″ 215 FR Hopkins, SC
4 Tyree Crump G 6′-1″ 185 SR Bainbridge, GA
5 Anthony Edwards G 6′-5″ 225 FR Atlanta, GA
10 Toumani Camara F 6′-8″ 220 FR Hollywood, FL
11 Jaxon Etter G 6′-4″ 205 FR Woodstock, GA
14 Tye Fagan G 6′-3″ 185 SO Logtown, GA
15 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-10″ 180 FR Houston, TX
20 Rayshaun Hammonds F 6′-9″ 235 JR Norcross, GA
24 Rodney Howard F 6′-11″ 245 FR Ypsilanti, MI
25 Amanze Ngumezi F 6′-9″ 235 SO Savannah, GA
30 Mike Peake F 6′-8″ 220 FR Chicago, IL
32 Stan Turnier G 6′-4″ 185 FR Louisville, KY

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Scouting Report


Alabama (12-10, 4-5 SEC) fell to Tennessee 69-68 on Tuesday in Tuscaloosa. This was a battle between the SEC’s top defense and offense. In the first half the Crimson Tide built a 15-point lead with 2:06 remaining in the half. Alabama led at halftime 40-32. Tennessee took its first lead at 54-53 since early minutes of the game on a Jordan Bowden free throw with 8:22 to play. The Vols then stayed top to earn a big road win.

Kira Lewis Jr. leads the Tide in scoring averaging 16.5 points per game. Petty, Jr. is not far behind Lewis at 15.0 points a contest. Petty leads the Tide in rebounding pulling down over 7 a game. Bama is No. 1 in the SEC in scoring offense (81.6 ppg). The Crimson Tide is dead last in scoring defense, however, allowing 77.1 points a contest. The Tide is also No. 1 in the SEC in 3-point shooting hitting 34.9%. Bama has made for 3-point shots than any other team in the SEC with 226.

Georgia (12-10, 2-7 SEC) defeated Florida 81-75 on Wednesday night in Gainesville. Georgia led most of the first half taking a 41-26 lead to halftime. In the second half the Bulldogs extended their lead to 52-30 with 16:41 to play. Florida then began to cut into that UGA lead. By the 12:27 mark the lead was down to eight at 55-47 on a Keyontae Johnson 3-point shot. Florida, with 9:18 to play, cut the Bulldog lead to just one point at 57-56 on a Tre Mann layup. Just 36 seconds later the Gators took a 59-57 lead on an Andrew Nembhard 3-point shot. The Gators would never trail again. Nembhard led the Gators with 25 points. Anthony Edwards paced the Bulldogs with 32 points.

Edwards (19.9 ppg) leads Georgia in scoring. He’s also the top 3-point shooting threat with 55 made threes. Forward Rayshaun Hammonds (12.4 ppg) is the only other double digit scorer for the Bulldogs. Georgia has a solid offense and is fourth in the SEC in scoring offense (75.7 ppg). The Bulldogs are fifth in the conference in field goal percentage (44.9%). Georgia is 12th in the SEC in scoring defense (73.8 ppg). Georgia also struggles in field goal defense (13th, 44.6%) and 3-point defense (12th, 32.7%). Two more superlatives, Georgia is fifth in the SEC in assists (13.8 apg) and tied for second in steals (7.7 spg).

This should be a tight game. Both these teams can put up the points. Alabama more so though but can they score enough in Athens to escape with a win? A little defense by Alabama could go a long way towards winning this game.

Alabama-Georgia Prediction

Alabama 79, Georgia 76


Saturday‘s game tips off at 6:00 p.m. ET. TV: SEC Network.

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