Georgia guard J.J. Frazier (30) drives past Florida guard KeVaughn Allen (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Florida won in overtime 80-76. (AP Photo/Ron Irby)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Texas at Georgia

Posted January 27th, 2017

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Time: 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Stegeman Coliseum (capacity 10,523)

TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 FM The Horn

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Series history: Georgia leads the all-time series 6-5. The two teams first met in Dec. 29, 1964, in the Gator Bowl tournament, a 66-60 UT win. The Longhorns and Bulldogs last met in Nov. 15, 2002. Texas won 77-71, stopping a three-game losing streak in the series.

TEXAS (8-12, 2-6 Big 12 overall)
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.Wt.PPGRPG
12GKerwin Roach Jr.Soph.6-417510.63.7*
3GJacob YoungFr.6-21853.71.0
10GEric Davis Jr.Soph.6-31957.82.7
31FJarrett AllenFr.6-1123512.48.6
32FShaq CleareSr.6-82758.65.1
Coach: Shaka Smart (28-25, 2nd season at Texas; 191-81, 8th season overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Longhorns: Shaq Cleare’s performance the last two weeks is a testament to his offseason conditioning work and increased cardiovascular strength. The 280-pounder is averaging 15 points in 27.8 minutes in the last four games. Prior to this season, he never averaged more than 13.8 minutes, something he attained as a sophomore at Maryland during the 2013-14 season. … Monday’s win over Oklahoma was the third game in the last two seasons Texas has won in the last two seconds. Javan Felix (No. 3 North Carolina) and Isaiah Taylor (Stanford) also hit last-second shots just like Andrew Jones did with 1.8 seconds left against the Sooners. … Texas returns home to finish the first half of Big 12 play on Wednesday against Texas Tech.

GEORGIA (12-8, 4-4 SEC)
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.Wt.PPGRPG
30GJ.J. FrazierSr.5-1015515.64.3*
2GJordan HarrisFr.6-41855.51.6
3G/FJuwan ParkerJr.6-42059.75.9
1FYante MatenJr.6-824019.77.8
34FDerek OgbeideSoph.6-82457.16.6
Coach: Mark Fox (138-111, 8th season at Georgia; 261-154, 13th season overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Bulldogs: Currently in the middle of the SEC pack, Georgia is coming off a frustration 80-60 home loss to Alabama in a game where coach Mark Fox was ejected. It capped a three-game run where the Bulldogs feel the stars were aligned against them. Georgia ran into foul trouble in a four-point loss to Florida. A win over Vanderbilt was followed by a loss to Texas A&M marked by a confusing clock malfunction. … G J.J. Frazier and F Yante Maten are a dynamic scoring combo. Frazier is currently ninth in the SEC in scoring and poured in more than 1,300 points during his career, second-most among active players. … The Bulldogs are the worst 3-point shooting team in the SEC, having made 31.6 percent of their shots beyond the arc.

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