Mark Fox’s Hoop Hounds will tip it off at 2:00 pm this afternoon against Marquette in the friendly confines of Stegeman Coliseum. The game has been announced as a “Black Out”.
The ‘'Dawgs and Golden Eagles each enter this afternoon’s action 5-2 and unranked. Each team would do well to win this one as a resume builder for March. This is one of those games that fall in the netherworld where you can pick up a decent win, but it’s hard to call even a close one to either of these teams a “quality loss.”
Georgia has been hard to handle in the Stege this season, running their home record to 4-0 with that midweek win over Morehouse. Marquette however has some momentum, and comes into this one winners of their last three, albeit against a murderer’s row of IUPUI, Houston Baptist, and Western Carolina. Much like the Red and Black, the Golden Eagles have beaten teams they should beat and lost their contests against true Power 5 competition (in Marquette’s case losses to Michigan and Pitt).
J.J. Frazier enters the game 34th on the UGA all-time scoring list and only eight points away from #33, Joe Ward. Yante Maten comes in looking to notch his 24th consecutive double digit point effort.