Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. Just as UGA's football team has kind of owned this series, so has Georgia Tech's basketball team. The Yellow Jackets have won four straight under head coach Brian Gregory and, so far this season, clearly look like the better team. But just like in all rivalries, what happens on paper doesn't mean anything.
Georgia actually has a pretty solid offense, averaging 70 points per game, with the majority of that offense coming from four players.
Leading the way offensively is sophomore Yante Maten. Maten leads the Bulldogs with 16.9 points per game, while shooting 55.7 percent from the floor. He also has a solid defensive presence in the paint, with his team-leading 15 blocks and 8.6 rebounds per game. With those rebounds, Maten also leads the Bulldogs in offensive and defensive rebounds.
The team's next-leading scorer is senior Kenny Gaines, who is the team's best three-point shooter. In averaging 16.5 points per game, Gaines also leads the team by shooting 20-of-42 from behind the three-point line.
The UGA game notes doesn't list Gaines as a starter, but I'm fairly certain he'll be among the starting five. Joining him and Maten should be J.J. Frazier, Charles Mann and Houston Kessler.
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. EST
Radio: 680 AM || 93.7 FM || Georgia Tech Radio Network
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