With four games remaining in the regular season schedule, Georgia is looking to improve its positioning for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. They could take another step in the right direction Wednesday night with a road win over Ole Miss.
The Bulldogs snapped a two-game losing streak on Saturday with a 66-65 overtime win at Alabama. Georgia has just two wins over the last six games and has slipped closer to the bubble. They won the first meeting against the Rebels 69-64 back in January thanks to a big second half surge.
Just getting to Oxford for Wednesday's game was a bit of a chore for the Bulldogs. With bad weather already in place, Georgia flew into Memphis on Tuesday and then took a bus the rest of the way.
The Bulldogs have battled injury for most of the conference season. They recently got forward Kenny Paul Geno back from a broken wrist and could be close to getting Juwan Parker back on the court. Parker has missed most of conference play with an Achilles injury. Fox indicated that Parker will need surgery after the season but is hopeful they can get him back on the court for the stretch run. Parker dressed for Saturday's game at Alabama but did not play. His status for Wednesday's game won't be determined until shortly before tip off.
Ole Miss has been red hot of late winning eight of nine since that January loss to the Bulldogs. Their only slip up came in a 71-70 home loss to Arkansas. The Rebels held on for a 59-57 win over Tennessee on Saturday. Stefan Moody knocked down six three-pointers on his way to a game-high 22 points.
Moody finished with 26 points in the first meeting against the Bulldogs but Georgia controlled the pace in the second half. The Bulldogs pounded the paint which resulted in a 31-14 advantage in free throws attempted. They will look for a similar attack on Wednesday as they try to add another good road win to their ledger.
Game Date/Time: Wednesday, February 25, 9 p.m. ET
Location: Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi
TV: SEC Network
Radio: Bulldogs Radio Network