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BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Who would win the all-time matchup? Texas men versus Georgia

Posted January 28th, 2017

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What, you thought we were going to take a break from our all-time series just because Texas isn’t playing a Big 12 opponent this weekend? Think again.

While it would be tempting to skip to the premier SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup and examine the all-time Kansas and Kentucky rosters, this is a Texas site and you are Texas fans — and we trust that you’ll be watching today’s game between the Longhorns and Bulldogs.

If you made it this far, you’re in for a treat. This Georgia roster is a doozy — not in a Kansas way, but more like… Well, you’ll see.

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Texas

G T.J. Ford, 6-0 (2001-2003) — 12.9 pts, 8.0 ast, 3.8 reb

G Travis Mays, 6-2 (1986-1990) — 18.4 pts, 4.8 reb, 2.3 ast

F Kevin Durant, 6-9 (2006-07) — 25.8 pts, 11.1 reb, 1.3 ast

F LaMarcus Aldridge, 6-11 (2004-2006) — 13.5 pts, 8.2 reb

C Chris Mihm, 7-0 (1997-2000) — 14.6 pts, 9.8 reb, 2.8 blk

Georgia

G Litterial Green, 6-1 (1988-1992) — 19.4 pts, 4.0 ast, 2.5 reb

G Zippy Morocco (1951-1953) — 23.6 pts in 1953

F Dominique Wilkins, 6-7 (1979-1982) — 21.6 pts, 7.5 reb, 1.8 blk

F Jacky Dorsey, 6-7 (1974-1976) — 23.7 pts, 10.6 reb

C Alec Kessler, 6-11 (1986-1990) — 14.5 pts, 7.3 reb

5-second breakdown

How could you love a backcourt tandem with the names Litterial and Zippy? (Quick tangent: Morocco, who passed away in April, was one of Georgia’s greatest two-sport stars. Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles as a wide receiver in 1951, he chose instead to return to Athens to play basketball and was the best player in the SEC in 1953.) Wilkins is the obvious star here, and provides yet another incredible matchup with baby Durant. Texas has may more size, but will have to deal with the three-headed scoring monster of Green, Wilkins and Dorsey.

On the bench

Out of fear that arena namesake Herman J. Stegeman (1919-1931) would be utterly befuddled by the modern game, we’ll hand the keys to the more contemporary Hugh Durham (1979-1995). Durham led the Bulldogs to their only Final Four in 1983 and coached all of the players on this all-time time team except Morocco. Rick Barnes says bring it on.

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