The Georgia men’s basketball team will host the Winthrop Eagles on Tuesday at the Stegeman Coliseum for a 7:00 p.m. ET tipoff that will be televised on the SEC Network.
Georgia Men’s Basketball Game Notes
Georgia (6-1) vs. Winthrop (5-3)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Stegeman Coliseum (10,523) in Athens, Ga.
Georgia Bulldog Sports Network.
Station: WSB AM 750 Atlanta
(Scott Howard, play-by-play; Chuck Dowdle, analyst; Tony Schiavone, Producer)
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((Dave Neal, play-by-play; Sean Farnham, analyst)
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The Georgia Bulldogs return to the friendly confines of Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday evening when they host Winthrop at 7:00. Through games of Saturday, the Eagles ranked No. 13 nationally in scoring at 90.4 points per game. Over the past six games, Winthrop’s average bulges to 96.8 ppg.
Georgia is 6-1 and coming off a pair of impressive back-to-back victories. The Bulldogs bested No. 21 Saint Mary’s in the Wooden Legacy on Nov. 26 and followed that with a road win at Marquette last Saturday.
Yante Maten, a National Player of the Year candidate and preseason SEC Player of the Year honoree, leads Georgia with averages of 17.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Over his last 64 games (dating back to the beginning of his sophomore year), Maten has produced 57 double-digit scoring performances, with 24 20-point and four 30-point outings.
Turtle Jackson provides a second a double-figure scoring average at 12.3 ppg. Jackson entered the season with two double-digit productions in 66 games but has scored 10+ points in six of Georgia’s first seven outings. In the process, he has upped his career-high four times, from 10 points last year to 11 to 13 to 15 to 17 points against San Diego State.
Winthrop is 5-3 and has topped 100 points in three of its last five outings.
Xavier Cooks is an all-everything performer for the Eagles, leading the team in scoring (15.4 ppg), rebounding (9.9 rpg), assists (4.1 apg), blocks (1.4 bpg), steals (1.7 spg) and minutes played (28.1). Anders Broman and Anders Awad also score in double figures at 13.9 ppg and 10.6 ppg respectively, while five more Eagles put up between 7.4-9.8 ppg.
Series History: Georgia vs. Winthrop
Georgia owns a 5-1 lead in its all-time series with Winthrop, including a 4-1 mark here at Stegeman Coliseum.
In the most recent matchup on Dec. 8, 2015, a career night from Yante Maten led the Bulldogs in a 74-64 win. Maten finished with what was then a career-high 24 points and a game-high 12 rebounds en route to his second double-double of the year.
The Bulldogs held a double-digit lead for the majority of the first half, until Winthrop cut the margin to eight right before the break at 33-25.
The Eagles heated up in the second-half closing the gap to, 54-48, with just under nine minutes to go. Georgia clamped down the defensive end and pushed its advantage back to double figures less than three minutes later.
Tuesday Ticket Deal of the Week
Men’s Basketball vs. Winthrop
Tuesday, December 5
$5 reserved seat tickets
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UGA’s Athletic Association is offering up some discounts for the men’s basketball game vs. Winthrop in this week’s “Tuesday Ticket Deal” – a discount offered every Tuesday for tickets to an upcoming home event.
The deal started at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4 and ends at 4:00 p.m. today (Tuesday, December 5), reserved seat tickets to attend Tuesday’s men’s basketball game vs. Winthrop are just $5 each when using the promotional code listed below. Great and affordable opportunity to enjoy this home basketball game with family and friends.
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Full Game Notes for Georgia vs. Winthrop
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