SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Texas at Georgia

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Georgia hosts Texas 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
Texas 0.467 0.332 0.705 162 654 236 140 96 248
Texas OPP 0.348 0.262 0.675 187 580 167 119 46 292
Georgia 0.457 0.325 0.724 201 729 254 100 104 293
Georgia OPP 0.397 0.314 0.693 225 614 208 122 50 195

NCAA RPI

Texas: 43
Georgia: 97

Texas Roster

Link to Texas Roster

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

Texas Schedule/Results

Link to Texas Schedule

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 L 62-52
Jan 23 at LSU L 92-82
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

Texas-Georgia Prediction

Shaka Smart simply isn’t turning the corner at Texas. The Longhorns deliver a strong performance every now and then, but for most of this season, they have been playing ugly games in the 60s, struggling to find a reliable shooting touch. A coach can’t shoot jump shots, but Smart is supposed to be getting elite players to come to Texas, and that hasn’t been the case. Smart could soon experience what his counterpart on Saturday, Tom Crean, has already endured: a downward fall in the coaching pecking order. Crean was at Indiana, but he couldn’t keep IU at the top of the Big Ten, so he got fired and had to accept a lower-tier gig. This is obviously a Sugar Bowl-flavored basketball game. You know Georgia fans will want this one. Will they get it, however? Texas has a lot to lose here. Texas 66, Georgia 65.

Game time: 2 ET, 1 CT, on ESPN2

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