Georgia looks to extend its conference winning-streak to five straight Tuesday night when they host the Vanderbilt Commodores at Stegeman Coliseum.
The Bulldogs began their winning streak with a rare 70-67 road win over the Commodores two weeks ago. That win snapped a two game losing streak for Georgia to open the conference schedule and seems to have gotten them back on track after a good run through the non-conference slate. The Bulldogs knocked off Florida and Ole Miss at home before defeating Mississippi State on the road last Saturday. They enter Tuesday's game at 4-2 in conference play and tied for second with four other teams.
J.J. Frazier delivered a superhuman performance on Saturday scoring a career-high 37 points in the win at Mississippi State. Frazier was named SEC Player of the Week after going 12-14 from the field and a perfect 7-7 from three-point range. He has taken his game to another level since being inserted into the starting lineup after an injury to Juwan Parker.
In the first meeting, Georgia held off a late rally by Vanderbilt to grab the victory. Kenny Gaines knocked down 5-7 three-point attempts and finished with a team-high 17 points. Marcus Thornton added 16 points while Frazier chipped in 11. Riley LaChance led Vanderbilt's late comeback attempt and finished with 21 points. Georgia was able to hold the Commodores in check much of the day defensively limiting them to just 41 percent shooting. The Bulldogs struggled a bit from the free throw line but were solid down the stretch finishing 16-24 from the line.
Georgia is expected to be without Parker again on Tuesday as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury. They will have freshman forward Yante Maten who sat out the first meeting between the two teams due to a concussion.
Game Date/Time: Tuesday, January 27, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
TV: SEC Network
Radio: Bulldogs Radio Network