SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Georgia at Missouri

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Georgia visits Missouri on Tuesday 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 0.450 0.300 0.677 240 738 272 146 65 277
Georgia OPP 0.451 0.325 0.634 223 695 253 119 75 267
Missouri 0.412 0.305 0.774 199 656 222 141 55 273
Missouri OPP 0.396 0.298 0.747 180 636 202 112 66 288

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Statistical Leaders

Georgia Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Anthony Edwards Georgia 18.6 119 74 42
Rayshaun Hammonds Georgia 13.4 97 39 22
Sahvir Wheeler Georgia 7.6 55 28 6
Tyree Crump Georgia 7.2 45 15 31
Donnell Gresham Jr. Georgia 6.3 39 30 11
Toumani Camara Georgia 6.2 47 21 3
Tye Fagan Georgia 4.3 33 13 2
Christian Brown Georgia 4.0 25 22 4
Rodney Howard Georgia 1.4 9 5 0

Georgia Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Rayshaun Hammonds Georgia 48 105 153 8.1
Donnell Gresham Jr. Georgia 33 63 96 5.1
Anthony Edwards Georgia 12 72 84 4.4
Toumani Camara Georgia 30 51 81 4.3
Tyree Crump Georgia 7 43 50 2.6
Sahvir Wheeler Georgia 9 36 45 2.4
Christian Brown Georgia 13 26 39 2.1
Jordan Harris Georgia 11 21 32 3.2
Tye Fagan Georgia 14 15 29 1.5
Rodney Howard Georgia 10 12 22 1.3
Mike Peake Georgia 9 13 22 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

Missouri Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Dru Smith Missouri 11.6 69 68 14
Mark Smith Missouri 11.4 67 35 48
Xavier Pinson Missouri 7.3 44 41 9
Javon Pickett Missouri 6.9 52 18 10
Kobe Brown Missouri 6.6 46 14 12
Torrence Watson Missouri 5.8 34 15 28
Mitchell Smith Missouri 4.4 26 17 10
Reed Nikko Missouri 3.1 21 13 0
Tray Jackson Missouri 2.5 11 14 2

Missouri Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Dru Smith Missouri 25 60 85 4.5
Mark Smith Missouri 6 78 84 4.4
Mitchell Smith Missouri 21 55 76 4.2
Javon Pickett Missouri 28 46 74 3.9
Kobe Brown Missouri 22 37 59 3.3
Jeremiah Tilmon Missouri 23 28 51 4.3
Reed Nikko Missouri 24 22 46 2.6
Xavier Pinson Missouri 9 27 36 1.9
Torrence Watson Missouri 3 27 30 1.6
Tray Jackson Missouri 8 20 28 1.9
Parker Braun Missouri 2 12 14 1.0
Mario McKinney Jr. Missouri 5 6 11 1.6
Evan Yerkes Missouri 1 1 2 0.5
Axel Okongo Missouri 0 1 1 0.2

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Mizzou Arena
Mizzou Arena

NCAA RPI

Georgia: 86

Missouri: 87

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

Missouri Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Torrence Watson G 6′-5″ 205 SO St. Louis, MO
1 Xavier Pinson G 6′-2″ 170 SO Chicago, IL
2 Tray Jackson F 6′-8″ 215 FR Detroit, MI
4 Javon Pickett G 6′-5″ 220 SO Belleville, IL
5 Mitchell Smith F 6′-10″ 221 JR Van Buren, AR
10 Evan Yerkes G 6′-3″ 187 SO Tinley Park, IL
11 Mario McKinney Jr. G 6′-2″ 185 FR St. Louis, MO
12 Dru Smith G 6′-3″ 203 JR Evansville, IN
13 Mark Smith G 6′-5″ 220 JR Edwardsville, IL
14 Reed Nikko F 6′-10″ 240 SR Maple Grove, MN
15 Axel Okongo F 7′-0″ 240 JR Saacy-sur-Marne, France
23 Jeremiah Tilmon F 6′-10″ 260 JR East Saint Louis, IL
24 Kobe Brown F 6′-7″ 240 FR Huntsville, AL
25 Brooks Ford G 6′-0″ 187 SO St. Louis, MO
42 Parker Braun F 6′-8″ 217 FR Overland Park, KS

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Scouting Report


Missouri (9-10, 1-5 SEC) fell to West Virginia 74-51 on Saturday on Morgantown. The Mountaineers led this game from start to finish. In the first half WVU built as much as a 13-point lead but by halftime Mizzou narrowed that margin to just 24-23. In the second half WVU quickly reestablished its edge taking a 39-25 lead with 14:30 to play. Guard Torrence Watson led the Tigers with 19 points. Watson had a terrific shooting game making 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Jermaine Haley was West Virginia’s leading scorer.

Guard Dru Smith leads the Tigers in scoring (11.6 ppg). He also is No. 1 in the SEC in steals with 42 and is over 90% for his free throws. Another Smith, guard Mark Smith, is the second leading scorer (11.4 ppg). Mark also is the rebounding leader of the team (4.6 rpg). There is a third Smith on the team, forward Mitchell Smith. Missouri is among the worst teams in the SEC in scoring offense averaging just 66.3 points per contest. However, the Tigers are the second best team in the league in scoring defense, allowing just 62.3 points a game. Mizzou is No. 5 in the SEC in field goal defense (39.6%) and No. 4 in 3-point defense (29.8%).

Georgia (11-8, 1-5 SEC) fell to Ole Miss 70-60 on Saturday in Athens. The Rebels led this game throughout the first half building as much as a 10-point lead and then heading to the locker room up 35-29 at the half. In the second half Georgia took its first lead of the game on an Anthony Edwards 3-pointer with 12:31 remaining in the game. However, Ole Miss quickly retook the lead and would never trail again. The Rebs led by as much as 11 points in the final minutes of the game. Breein Tyree led Ole Miss in scoring with 20 points. Guard Jordan Harris paced Georgia with 15 points. The two teams were fairly even in shooting from the line and 3-point range. However, Ole Miss had a clear advantage from field goal range making 26 of 50 shots (52%) compared to the Bulldog’s 17 of 55 shots (31%).

Anthony Edwards (18.6 ppg) leads Georgia in scoring. He’s also the top 3-point shooting threat with 42 made threes. Forward Rayshaun Hammonds (13.4 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 (76.7 ppg). The Bulldogs are fifth in the conference in field goal percentage (45.0%). Georgia is 13th in the SEC in scoring defense (74.8 ppg). Georgia also struggles in field goal defense (13th, 45.1%) and 3-point defense (12th, 32.5%). Two more superlatives, Georgia is third in the SEC in assists (14.3 apg) and tied for second in steals (7.7 spg).

This is a battle between two teams that have been kind of in a tailspin of late. Georgia’s had three straight loses and Mizzou has lost four in a row. We go with the home team Mizzou here but anything can happen.

Georgia-Missouri Prediction

Missouri 71, Georgia 69


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 8:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. CT). TV: SEC Network.

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