Georgia looks to extend its home winning streak to nine games Wednesday night when they host Vanderbilt at Stegeman Coliseum. The Bulldogs are looking to bounce back from Saturday's loss at Kentucky and could be without a key contributor once again.
Neither Kenny Gaines or freshman forward Juwan Parker played against the Wildcats and both status are in question for Wednesday's game. Mark Fox and Georgia have been very cryptic when discussing the injuries but did inform the mediathat "neither one of them is where I really want them to be at the moment."
Gaines is suffering from a thigh bruise while Parker is dealing with a strained hamstring. There are reports that both did practice for a bit on Tuesday but it will likely be much closer to tip off before we learn whether or not they will suit up. It would be a big shot in the arm for the Bulldogs if Gaines could get back in the lineup.
Georgia is coming off of a 79-54 loss at Rupp Arena on Saturday that dropped them to 10-8 on the season and 4-2 in the SEC. The Bulldogs struggled against Kentucky's pressure and turnovers were a major problem. Sophomore point guard Charles Mann struggled finishing with nine points on 1-9 shooting while turning the ball over five times. Fox needs Mann to get back on track especially with Gaines' status in question.
Vanderbilt is coming off of a 66-55 win at Texas A&M on Saturday. They are 10-8 overall and 2-4 in the SEC. Both of those wins have come in their last four games. James Siakam led the Commodores with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Kyle Fuller added 19 points.
Wednesday's matchup is the only meeting between the two schools this season.
Game Date/Time: Wednesday, January 29, 7 p.m.
Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
TV: CSS, ESPN3
Radio: Bulldog Radio Network