WHEN/WHERE:¬†7 p.m. today/Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, D.C.
John Kelley/UGA Sports Communications
Nemanja Djurisic (42) puts Georgia up 63-61 during Georgia's game against Western Carolina on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in Athens.
TV/RADIO:¬†CSS/The Ref 960-AM.
RECORDS:¬†George Washington is 11-2. Georgia is 6-5.
PROBABLE STARTERS:¬†George Washington ‚Äî F Kevin Larsen (So., 6-10, 10.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg); F Isaiah Armwood (Sr., 6-9, 11.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg); G Maurice Creek (Gr., 6-5, 16.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg); G Kethan Savage (So., 6-3, 13.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg); G Joe McDonald (So., 6-1, 8.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg).
Georgia ‚Äî F Marcus Thornton (Jr., 6-8, 6.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg); G Brandon Morris (So., 6-7, 6.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg); F Donte‚Äô Williams (Sr., 6-9, 6.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg); G Charles Mann (So., 6-5, 16.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg), G Kenny Gaines (So., 6-3, 13.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg).
SERIES:¬†Georgia leads the series, which began last year, 1-0.
LAST MEETING:¬†The Bulldogs defeated the Colonials 52-41 on Jan. 4, 2013, at Stegeman Coliseum. The victory capped a four-game win streak for Georgia, which had lost four of their last five.
SEASON AT A GLANCE:¬†George Washington saw its six-game winning streak halted on New Year‚Äôs Eve in a 72-55 loss at Kansas State. The¬†Colonials¬†are unranked but received 37 votes for inclusion to the Dec. 30 top 25 poll. Georgia lost 84-70 at No. 21 Colorado last Saturday night in Boulder ending a five-game winning streak.
NOTEWORTHY:¬†Junior forward Nemanja Djurisic (11.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg) is perhaps Georgia‚Äôs top player off the bench and Nemanja Mikic (6.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg), a 6-foot-8 senior from Serbia, is one of George Washington‚Äôs top bench performers. ‚Ä¶ Against Colorado, Georgia shot a season-best 62.5 percent from behind the 3-point arc and shot 50 percent overall from the field, the seventh time this season the Bulldogs have shot 50 percent or better from the field. ‚Ä¶ Charles Mann made his 42nd career start and Marcus Thornton registered his 36th career start against the Buffaloes. ‚Ä¶ The only team to score more than Colorado‚Äôs 84 points against Georgia this season was Davidson, which tallied 94 points against the Bulldogs in November; Georgia‚Äôs best scoring outing of the year came in an 87-56 victory over Chattanooga on Dec. 2. ‚Ä¶ George Washington‚Äôs roster lists players from Argentina, Denmark, Greece, Puerto Rico and Serbia. ‚Ä¶ The¬†Colonials¬†have averaged 77.7 points per game this season and tallied a season-high 108 points in a victory over Maine on Nov. 12. ‚Ä¶ Thus far this season, George Washington has defeated Maryland, Rutgers and then-No. 18 Creighton. ‚Ä¶ The¬†Colonials‚Äô first loss came to then-No. 25 Marquette, 76-60 on Nov. 29 at the Wooden Legacy tournament at Cal State Fullerton. ‚Ä¶ Mike Lonergan is in his third year at George Washington and has a 34-40 record at the school. ‚Ä¶ George Washington went 13-17 overall and 7-9 in the Atlantic 10 conference in 2012-13. ‚Ä¶ Against Kansas State, Keethan Savage scored 14 points and Maurice Creek added 13 points for the¬†Colonials. ‚Ä¶ After today‚Äôs game, Georgia begins its Southeastern Conference schedule, traveling to No. 25 Missouri on Wednesday, Jan. 8; the Bulldogs will then host Alabama at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.