SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Georgia at Florida

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Georgia visits Florida on Wednesday 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
Georgia 0.448 0.301 0.683 262 814 296 161 73 314
Georgia OPP 0.444 0.324 0.640 244 760 272 132 79 296
Florida 0.448 0.335 0.718 224 760 246 129 84 246
Florida OPP 0.409 0.310 0.727 210 702 240 116 55 281

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Statistical Leaders

Georgia Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Anthony Edwards Georgia 19.3 138 81 49
Rayshaun Hammonds Georgia 12.5 100 40 23
Sahvir Wheeler Georgia 7.7 58 30 7
Tyree Crump Georgia 7.2 50 17 35
Toumani Camara Georgia 6.3 53 23 3
Donnell Gresham Jr. Georgia 6.1 41 35 11
Tye Fagan Georgia 4.1 35 13 3
Christian Brown Georgia 3.6 25 22 4
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 49 111 160 7.6
Anthony Edwards Georgia 15 94 109 5.2
Donnell Gresham Jr. Georgia 35 67 102 4.9
Toumani Camara Georgia 32 57 89 4.2
Tyree Crump Georgia 8 44 52 2.5
Sahvir Wheeler Georgia 11 38 49 2.5
Christian Brown Georgia 14 28 42 2.0
Jordan Harris Georgia 15 25 40 3.3
Tye Fagan Georgia 15 17 32 1.5
Rodney Howard Georgia 12 13 25 1.3
Mike Peake Georgia 10 13 23 1.8
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

Florida Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Kerry Blackshear Jr. Florida 14.0 82 111 19
Keyontae Johnson Florida 13.3 109 40 21
Andrew Nembhard Florida 11.1 87 38 21
Noah Locke Florida 10.2 73 16 52
Scottie Lewis Florida 8.3 51 51 12
Ques Glover Florida 5.4 46 13 8
Tre Mann Florida 5.1 34 17 11
Omar Payne Florida 4.7 44 11 0

Florida Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Kerry Blackshear Jr. Florida 56 118 174 8.3
Keyontae Johnson Florida 33 105 138 6.6
Omar Payne Florida 44 44 88 4.2
Scottie Lewis Florida 20 59 79 4.0
Noah Locke Florida 4 55 59 2.8
Andrew Nembhard Florida 2 57 59 2.8
Tre Mann Florida 4 30 34 1.8
Dontay Bassett Florida 11 14 25 2.1
Ques Glover Florida 6 19 25 1.2
Jason Jitoboh Florida 5 5 10 0.9
Gorjok Gak Florida 1 2 3 1.5

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NCAA RPI

Georgia: 90

Florida: 42

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

Florida Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Ques Glover G 5′-11″ 176 FR Knoxville, TN
1 Tre Mann G 6′-4″ 172 FR Gainesville, FL
2 Andrew Nembhard G 6′-5″ 193 SO Aurora, ON
3 Alex Klatsky G 6′-3″ 189 FR Colts Neck, NJ
4 Anthony Duruji F 6′-7″ 213 JR Germantown, MD
5 Omar Payne F 6′-10″ 223 FR Kissimmee, FL
10 Noah Locke G 6′-3″ 207 SO Baltimore, MD
11 Keyontae Johnson F 6′-5″ 231 SO Norfolk, VA
12 Gorjok Gak C 6′-11″ 244 JR Sydney, NSW
21 Dontay Bassett F 6′-9″ 236 JR Oakland, CA
22 Tyree Appleby G 6′-1″ 163 JR Jacksonville, AR
23 Scottie Lewis G 6′-5″ 185 FR Hazlet, NJ
24 Kerry Blackshear Jr. F 6′-10″ 241 SR Orlando, FL
33 Jason Jitoboh C 6′-11″ 300 FR Chattanooga, TN

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Scouting Report


Florida (13-8, 5-3 SEC) defeated Vanderbilt 61-55 on Saturday in Nashville. Florida held the lead through most of the first half leading by as much as eight points. The Gators would lead 26-21 at the half. In the second half the Gators built an 51-34 lead at 8:26 mark. However, vandy would battle back and cut the Gator lead to as little as five before time ran out of the Commodores. Scotty Pippen Jr. led the Commodores with 15 points. Keyontae Johnson topped the Gators with 20 points. The Gators out-shot the Commodores from both 3-point range (39.1% to 23.3%) and in field goals (40.7% to 37.8%). The ‘Dores made 75% of free throws compared to the Gators 61.5%.

Kerry Blackshear is the Gators top scorer so far this season averaging 14.0 points per game. He’s also the Gator’s top rebounder (8.3 rpg). The second top points producer is Keyontae Johnson (13.3 ppg). Team statistics wise, Florida doesn’t shine or struggle in any particular statistical category. In most stats the Gators are in the middle of the pack. Two areas the Gators somewhat stands out in is rebounding margin (5th, +3.3) and 3-point shooting (3rd, 33.2%). Florida does struggle in the area of blocks (9th, 4.1 bpg) and assists (12th, 11.7 apg) and steals (11th, 6.2 spg).

Georgia (12-9, 2-6 SEC) defeated Texas A&M 63-48 on Saturday in Athens. This game was fairly close in the first half. A&M held a 12-7 lead with 11 minutes to play in the half. Georgia took a 17-14 lead with 5:14 to play in the first half on an Anthony Edwards 3-pointer. The Bulldogs headed to halftime on top 24-21. Georgia maintained that lead throughout the second half, building as much as a 17-point lead. Edwards paced the Bulldogs with 29 points. Wendell Mitchell topped the Aggies with 13 points. The Bulldogs won this game by out-shooting and out-rebounding the Aggies. Georgia was also able to shut down the Aggies’ best player, Josh Nebo, who was limited to only 2 points in 25 minutes of play.

Anthony Edwards (19.3 ppg) leads Georgia in scoring. He’s also the top 3-point shooting threat with 49 made threes. Forward Rayshaun Hammonds (12.5 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 (76.3 ppg). The Bulldogs are fifth in the conference in field goal percentage (45.0%). Georgia is 13th in the SEC in scoring defense (74.7 ppg). Georgia also struggles in field goal defense (13th, 45.0%) and 3-point defense (12th, 33.1%). Two more superlatives, Georgia is fourth in the SEC in assists (14.1 apg) and tied for second in steals (7.6 spg).

If this game were being played at Georgia the Bulldogs would be the favorite, however, playing in Gainesville the Gators are more likely to win.

Georgia-Florida Prediction

Florida 73, Georgia 69


Wednesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT). TV: ESPNU.

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