Florida and Georgia are in the middle of the pack in the SEC, and neither team can afford another loss if they are to stay in the hunt for an SEC title. Both teams are 9-7 and 1-3 in the SEC. Florida played Tennessee close until the last couple of minutes, while Georgia was blown out by the Volunteers. Georgia has lost three of its last four, and those three games were against ranked teams. Georgia is 0-5 against ranked teams and Florida is 0-4. Both teams have lost their last two games.
The Gators are making a living off their defense, 14th nationally in holding teams to 61.8 points while scoring 69.9 per game. Georgia is averaging 75.2 points and giving up 72.9 per game.
Florida is led by KeVaughn Allen at 11.7 points per game, and Noah Locke is averaging 10.5. While the Gators are not a run and gun team, they do like the three-pointer. Florida has made 141 shots from behind the arc while shooting 34 percent. Locke has made 41 threes and Allen has made 27. Four more players have around 15 each. The Gators are shooting 43 percent overall.
The Bulldogs are led by Rayshaun Hammonds at 13.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. Nicolas Claxton is averaging 12.6 points and 9.4 rebounds. Tyree Crump is averaging 10.4. Crump has made 35 of the team's 107 three-pointers. Georgia is shooting 31 percent from long range and 45 percent inside. Georgia averages 16 turnovers and six steals.