Georgia looks to get their first W of the season after struggling offensively in Clemson Friday night. The eighth iteration of Mark Fox's men's basketball team hosts UNC-Asheville tonight at 7 in Stegeman Coliseum. TV will be on SEC Network + (aka online), and the radio will be on your Georgia Bulldog Network Station.
Georgia went with a veteran starting 5 at the Tigers, with JJ Frazier and Juwan Parker in the backcourt, and Kenny Paul Geno, Yante Maten, and Derek Ogbeide inside. There's little reason to expect that to change , though expect to see plenty of Turtle Jackson, Mike Edwards, Toe Wilridge, and Pape Diatta off the bench, as well as more from freshman Tyree Crump and Jordan Harris.
The other Bulldogs for tonight, from North Carolina, should be well undersized with no starter listed over 6'6. Juniors Ahmad Thomas (6'3) and Kevin Vannatta (6'5) played 38 minutes each in their season opening loss to Virginia Commonwealth. 6'6 big men senior Will Weeks and freshman Alec Wnuk present the interior challenge for a team that should have at least 3 players as tall or taller on the floor at all times, and those four will be joined by 6'3 freshman Macio Teague in the starting lineup. Their head coach, Nick McDevitt, played at Asheville, and then became an assistant coach there, all under Eddie Biedenbach (a Georgia assistant coach under Hugh Durham throughout the 80s).
These not Dawgs Bulldogs lack depth, and should pose no issue for the Dawgs as they look to reach 20 wins for the fourth consecutive season. Tonight should present a pair of milestones for senior JJ Frazier, who is just a single point away from 1,000 in his career, and Mark Fox, who is just one win away from 250 for his career.