SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Vanderbilt at Georgia

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Vanderbilt plays at Georgia on Wednesday 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
Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt OPP 0.396 0.319 0.659 135 421 130 78 25 146
Georgia 0.478 0.347 0.738 134 518 181 69 75 200
Georgia OPP 0.380 0.298 0.668 152 418 133 83 27 145

NCAA RPI

Vanderbilt: 59
Georgia: 84

Vanderbilt Roster

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NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Saben Lee G 6′-2″ 183 SO Phoenix, AZ
#1 Yanni Wetzell F 6′-10″ 240 JR Auckland, NZ
#2 Joe Toye G 6′-7″ 210 SR Chicago, IL
#3 Maxwell Evans G 6′-2″ 192 SO Houston, TX
#10 Darius Garland G 6′-2″ 175 FR Nashville, TN
#11 Simisola Shittu F 6′-10″ 240 FR Burlington, ON
#13 Matthew Moyer F 6′-8″ 217 SO Gahanna, OH
#14 Isaiah Rice G 5′-11″ 195 SO Indianapolis, IN
#15 Clevon Brown F 6′-8″ 240 JR San Antonio, TX
#24 Aaron Nesmith F 6′-6″ 213 FR Charleston, SC
#30 Mac Hunt G 6′-6″ 182 FR Chattanooga, TN
#32 Matt Ryan F 6′-8″ 209 JR Cortlandt Manor, NY
#50 Ejike Obinna F 6′-10″ 234 SO Enugu, Nigeria

Georgia Roster

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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

Vanderbilt Schedule/Results

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DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs Winthrop W 92-79
Nov 11 at USC W 82-78
Nov 16 vs Alcorn State W 79-54
Nov 19 vs Liberty W 79-70
Nov 23 vs Kent State L 77-75
Nov 27 vs Savannah State W 120-85
Dec 1* at NC State L 80-65
Dec 5 vs Mid Tennessee W 79-51
Dec 17 vs Arizona State W 81-65
Dec 22* at Kansas State L 69-58
Dec 29 vs Tennessee St W 95-76
Dec 31 vs UNC Asheville W 90-59
Jan 5 vs Ole Miss L 81-71
Jan 9 at Georgia
Jan 12 at Kentucky
Jan 16 vs South Carolina
Jan 19 vs Mississippi State
Jan 23 vs Tennessee
Jan 26 at Oklahoma
Jan 29 vs Kentucky
Feb 2 at Missouri
Feb 5 at Arkansas
Feb 9 vs Alabama
Feb 13 at Florida
Feb 16 vs Auburn
Feb 19 at Tennessee
Feb 23 at Alabama
Feb 27 vs Florida
Mar 2 at Texas A&M
Mar 6 vs Arkansas
Mar 9 at LSU

Georgia Schedule/Results

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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
Jan 12 at Auburn
Jan 15 vs Kentucky
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

Vanderbilt-Georgia Prediction

Vanderbilt did not plan on losing its first SEC home game of the season to Ole Miss. The Commodores killed themselves with terrible free-throw shooting, an especially frustrating way to lose a game. Vanderbilt must shrug off that stinging defeat – and cope with the absence of Darius Garland – as it travels to Athens to face a Georgia team which got crushed by Tennessee. Getting hammered by the Vols is something which will happen to a lot of SEC teams this season, so it’s too early to tell how much that blowout loss in Knoxville truly says about Tom Crean’s team. Georgia – like Vanderbilt – has a lot to prove in this game. Both teams are mysteries at this point in the season. Vanderbilt, however, has the more correctable kinds of flaws at this point, while Georgia’s weaknesses seem more profound. Give the edge to the Dores here. Vanderbilt 72, Georgia 70. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 5:30 PM CT (6:30 PM ET). TV: SEC NETWORK.

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