SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Florida at Georgia

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Florida plays at Georgia on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Florida 0.425 0.342 0.679 174 561 213 126 67 190
Florida OPP 0.407 0.317 0.688 159 546 178 97 46 259
Georgia 0.456 0.317 0.723 179 659 231 92 101 256
Georgia OPP 0.397 0.310 0.699 212 586 196 113 44 186

NCAA RPI

Florida: 42
Georgia: 85

Florida Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Mike Okauru G 6′-3″ 184 SO Raleigh, NC
#1 Chase Johnson F 6′-9″ 219 FR Ripley, WV
#2 Andrew Nembhard G 6′-5″ 191 FR Aurora, ON
#3 Jalen Hudson G 6′-6″ 195 SR Richmond, VA
#5 KeVaughn Allen G 6′-2″ 193 SR Little Rock, AR
#10 Noah Locke G 6′-3″ 205 FR Randallstown, MD
#11 Keyontae Johnson F 6′-5″ 225 FR Norfolk, VA
#12 Gorjok Gak C 6′-11″ 254 JR Sydney, NSW
#13 Kevarrius Hayes C 6′-9″ 227 SR Live Oak, FL
#14 Mak Krause G 6′-2″ 172 SR Atlanta, GA
#15 Isaiah Stokes F 6′-8″ 270 FR Memphis, TN
#21 Dontay Bassett F 6′-9″ 237 SO Oakland, CA
#22 Andrew Fava G 5′-10″ 171 SO Baltimore, MD
#24 Deaundrae Ballard G 6′-5″ 197 SO Atlanta, GA
#25 Keith Stone F 6′-8″ 253 JR Deerfield Beach, FL

Georgia Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 William Jackson II G 6′-4″ 185 SR Athens, GA
#1 Teshaun Hightower G 6′-4″ 190 SO Lithonia, GA
#2 Jordan Harris G 6′-4″ 190 JR Iron City, GA
#4 Tyree Crump G 6′-1″ 185 JR Bainbridge, GA
#5 JoJo Toppin F 6′-6″ 190 FR Norcross, GA
#10 Jack Herring F 6′-8″ 210 FR Memphis, TN
#11 Christian Harrison G 6′-4″ 200 SR Atlanta, GA
#13 E’Torrion Wilridge F 6′-6″ 220 SR Beaumont, TX
#14 Tye Fagan G 6′-3″ 185 FR Thomaston, GA
#20 Rayshaun Hammonds F 6′-8″ 235 SO Norcross, GA
#24 Connor O’Neill F 6′-6″ 220 SR Roswell, GA
#25 Amanze Ngumezi F 6′-9″ 245 FR Savannah, GA
#32 Mike Edwards F 6′-9″ 235 SR Westland, MI
#33 Nicolas Claxton F 6′-11″ 220 SO Greenville, SC
#34 Derek Ogbeide F 6′-9″ 250 SR Atlanta, GA
#43 Ignas Sargiunas G 6′-5″ 205 FR Kaunas, Lithuania

Florida Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 at Florida State L 81-60
Nov 9 vs Charleston So W 76-46
Nov 14 vs La Salle W 82-69
Nov 21* vs Oklahoma L 65-50
Nov 22* vs. Stanford W 72-49
Nov 23* vs Butler L 61-54
Nov 27 vs North Florida W 98-66
Dec 4* at West Virginia W 66-56
Dec 8 vs Michigan State L 63-59
Dec 18 vs Mercer W 71-63
Dec 22* vs FGCU W 77-56
Dec 29 vs Butler W 77-43
Jan 5 vs South Carolina L 71-69
Jan 9 at Arkansas W 57-51
Jan 12 vs Tennessee L 78-67
Jan 15 at Mississippi State L 71-68
Jan 19 at Georgia
Jan 22 vs Texas A&M
Jan 26 at TCU
Jan 30 vs Ole Miss
Feb 2 vs Kentucky
Feb 5 at Auburn
Feb 9 at Tennessee
Feb 13 vs Vanderbilt
Feb 16 at Alabama
Feb 20 at LSU
Feb 23 vs Missouri
Feb 27 at Vanderbilt
Mar 2 vs Georgia
Mar 6 vs LSU
Mar 9 at Kentucky

Georgia Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 9 vs Savannah State W 110-76
Nov 13 at Temple L 81-77
Nov 16 vs Sam Houston W 75-64
Nov 19* vs Illinois State W 80-68
Nov 20* vs. Georgia L 64-49
Nov 21* vs. Georgia State L 91-67
Nov 27 vs Kennesaw State W 84-51
Dec 3 vs Texas Southern W 92-75
Dec 15 vs Arizona State L 76-74
Dec 18 vs Oakland W 81-69
Dec 22 at Georgia Tech W 70-59
Dec 30 vs UMass W 91-72
Jan 5 at Tennessee L 96-50
Jan 9 vs Vanderbilt W 82-63
Jan 12 at Auburn L 93-78
Jan 15 vs Kentucky L 69-49
Jan 19 vs Florida
Jan 23 at LSU
Jan 26 vs Texas
Jan 29 at Arkansas
Feb 2 vs South Carolina
Feb 6 at Alabama
Feb 9 vs Ole Miss
Feb 12 at Texas A&M
Feb 16 vs LSU
Feb 20 vs Mississippi State
Feb 23 at Ole Miss
Feb 27 vs Auburn
Mar 2 at Florida
Mar 6 vs Missouri
Mar 9 at South Carolina

Florida-Georgia Prediction

Desperation – even on January 19 – is not too strong a word to apply to Florida’s visit to Athens to face Georgia. The Gators keep losing close games, the polar opposite of surprising SEC co-leader South Carolina – and have to do something, anything, to break the cycle of a season gone wrong under coach Mike White. While White doesn’t deserve to be fired and has some knockout recruiting classes coming in, the erosion of UF basketball this season has given the Florida fan base reason to be concerned about the long-term health of the program. It is important for Florida to not let this season crater. That project requires a win over a Georgia team which simply can’t score. Good defenses have locked down the Dawgs, who were better than Vanderbilt but aren’t better than any other team in the SEC. UF will prevail. Florida 75, Georgia 66.

Game time: noon ET, 11 a.m. CT, on CBS

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