SEC Tournament Preview: Kentucky set to face Georgia at 1 pm ET

03/09/2017 06:57 PM

Kentucky will take on Georgia for the third time this season today at 1pm ET in the SEC quarterfinals. The Bulldogs beat Tennessee 59-57 this afternoon to advance.

While the Cats have come away victorious in both prior meetings, Georgia has given the Wildcats all they can handle. It took a 37-point performance from Malik Monk for the Cats to squeak by the Dawgs 90-81 on January 31. The next meeting, Kentucky hung on to win 82-77 in Athens despite Georgia guard J.J. Frazier scoring 36 points. Frazier is averaging 18.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game this season.

Georgia big man Yante Maten returned to action today after missing the last four games with a knee injury he suffered against Kentucky on February 18. He’s averaging 18.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. If the Bulldogs want to come away with a win tomorrow, they will need big performances from Frazier and Maten.

TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee take a look at how Kentucky can slow down Frazier and Maten.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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