Ole Miss vs Georga preview: Bulldogs seek 4th straight win

Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia goes for its fourth straight win and looks to climb to third place in the SEC standings when they host Ole Miss on Saturday.

Georgia goes for a fourth-straight win conference win on Saturday when they take on Ole Miss at Stegeman Coliseum. A win would break a tie with the Rebels and elevate the Bulldogs into sole possession of third place in the SEC standings.

The Bulldogs come in riding high after they erased an early 14 point deficit with a resounding 75-55 win over Mississippi State in Starkville.  Georgia looked lifeless early on but rallied to take a lead into halftime and then turned in as good a performance as we have seen in the second half as they shot over 70 percent from the field. They will be looking for another good performance against the Rebels on Saturday.

Ole Miss comes into Saturday's matchup 16-8 overall and 7-4 in the conference. They are coming off of a disappointing 67-64 loss to Alabama on Tuesday. All eyes will be on Marshall Henderson who is once again among the leading scorers in the conference at 19.3 per game. Henderson struggled in the loss to Alabama finishing with 14 points on 4-15 shooting. Keeping Henderson, along with, Jarvis Summers in check will be key for the Bulldogs.

Georgia got a big lift from its bench in Starkville led by 16 from freshman Juwan Parker. Charles Mann led the Bulldogs with 19 while Donte Williams and Marcus Thornton turned in another strong effort on the boards.

Georgia was hit with a stomach bug that forced them to take part in shootaround wearing surgical masks before they took on Mississippi State. The bug has gone through at least six players. There was no indication from Mark Fox on Friday whether or not the bug would keep anyone from playing in the game on Saturday.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Saturday, February 15, 4 p.m.

Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia


Radio: Bulldog Radio Network

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