George Mason (5-5) vs. Georgia (4-5)
Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be on display as Josh Oduro and George Mason will go up against Braelen Bridges and Georgia. The junior Oduro has scored 25 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 20.4 over his last five games. Bridges, a senior, is averaging 11.4 points over the last five games.
PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in the outcome of this game. Bridges, Jailyn Ingram and Aaron Cook have collectively accounted for 49 percent of Georgia’s scoring this season. For George Mason, D’Shawn Schwartz, Devon Cooper and Jamal Hartwell II have collectively scored 44 percent of the team’s points this season, including 48 percent of all Patriots points over their last five.JUMPING FOR JOSH: Oduro has connected on 31.8 percent of the 22 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 2 for 6 over the last three games. He’s also converted 66.7 percent of his free throws this season.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Bulldogs have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Patriots. Georgia has an assist on 39 of 72 field goals (54.2 percent) over its previous three matchups while George Mason has assists on 37 of 73 field goals (50.7 percent) during its past three games.
BALL SECURITY: George Mason’s offense has turned the ball over 13.4 times per game this year, but is averaging 9.7 turnovers over its last three games.
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