Georgia, No. 16 Tennessee meet in conference play

Georgia (12-6, 5-6) vs. No. 16 Tennessee (13-4, 6-4)

Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 16 Tennessee plays host to Georgia in a SEC matchup. Each program won this past Saturday. Tennessee earned an 82-71 win at Kentucky, while Georgia won 73-70 at home against Vanderbilt.

STEPPING UP: The dynamic Sahvir Wheeler is averaging 13.6 points and 7.4 assists to lead the charge for the Bulldogs. Toumani Camara is also a primary contributor, producing 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. The Volunteers have been led by John Fulkerson, who is averaging 10.4 points and 5.7 rebounds.

FUELING THE OFFENSE: Wheeler has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Georgia field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 17 field goals and 21 assists in those games.

PERFECT WHEN: The Volunteers are 12-0 when they shoot at least 66.7 percent from the foul line and 1-4 when they fall shy of that mark. The Bulldogs are 9-0 when they hold opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.4 percent or worse, and 3-6 when opponents exceed that percentage.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bulldogs have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Volunteers. Tennessee has an assist on 39 of 76 field goals (51.3 percent) across its past three matchups while Georgia has assists on 45 of 86 field goals (52.3 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The Tennessee defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23.6 percent of all possessions, which is the 19th-highest rate in the country. The Georgia offense has turned the ball over on 23.1 percent of its possessions (ranked 325th among Division I teams).

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