Delaware State vs. Georgia men at a glance

DELAWARE STATE AT GEORGIA MEN

WHEN/WHERE: 2 p.m. today/Stegeman Coliseum.

RADIO: The Ref 960-AM.

RECORDS: Georgia (8-5), Delaware State (4-6).

PROBABLE STARTERS: Delaware State — G Amere May (Fr., 6-2, 175, 6.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg); G Jay Threatt (Sr., 5-11, 170, 8.7 ppg, 4.8 apg, 2.8 spg); F Kendall Gray (Fr., 6-10, 260, 6.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.4 bpg); Casey Walker (soph., 6-5, 180, 11.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg); F Marques Oliver (Jr., 6-7, 220, 10.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg). Georgia — G Vincent Williams (Jr., 6-0, 160, 5.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg); F Donte’ Williams (So., 6-9, 220, 6.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg); G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Fr., 6-5, 200, 14.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg); F Nemanja Djurisic (Fr., 6-8, 230, 6.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg); G Gerald Robinson (Sr., 6-1, 180, 14.2 ppg, 3.5 apg).

SERIES: Georgia leads 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Georgia won 58-47 on Nov. 28, 2007.

SEASON AT A GLANCE: Georgia eeked out a 92-86 victory over Winthrop on Tuesday in overtime. The Bulldogs, who felt the loss of leading rebounder Marcus Thornton, trailed by four with 15 seconds remaining before rallying to force overtime. The Bulldogs are looking to end their non-conference slate on a five-game winning streak. The Hornets have been idle since a 59-55 loss to Tennessee State on Dec. 17.

NOTEWORTHY: Georgia will again be without Thornton again today. The Bulldogs’ leading rebounder at 5.8 per game is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery for a knee injury. “We needed Marcus Thornton to get hurt like we needed a hole in the head,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said after the Bulldogs’ win over Winthrop on Tuesday. “Our lineups and rotations are all jumbled now and we’ve got to re-figure it all over again after 12 games. Not having Marcus was a big part of how disorganized we played. We’re going to have to grow up fast.” … Delaware State is 0-9 all-time vs. Southeast Conference teams: 0-1 vs. Georgia; 0-1 vs. South Carolina; 0-1 vs. Kentucky; 0-3 vs. Arkansas; 0-1 vs. LSU; 0-1 vs. Alabama; 0-1 vs. Ole Miss. … Threatt is expected to return to action at Georgia after sitting out the Hornets’ last contest due to a hip injury. Threatt is team’s all-time steals leader and is on a pace to eclipse the team’s career assist mark. … Delaware State head coach Greg Jackson has remained mum on when the Hornets’ leading scorer — freshman Tahj Tate — will return to action. Tate has missed the last two games due to a team-imposed suspension. Tate is sixth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in scoring at 15.4 points-per-game. … Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was named as the SEC’s Freshman of the Week last week. It marked just the seventh time in 12 years of this award that a Georgia player had earned the honor. It was the first since Trey Thompkins won the award for the week of Dec. 1, 2008.

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