Georgia basketball closes out the home portion of the regular-season schedule against Florida on Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs (15-14, 5-11 SEC) play host to Florida (18-11, 10-6) at 7 p.m at Stegeman Coliseum (TV: ESPNU).
Let’s do it for the seniors.
— Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) March 4, 2020
The game will be Georgia’s seventh sellout of the season and the 11th crowd of more than 10,000.
Georgia will celebrate “Senior Night” with Jordan Harris, Tyree Crump and Donnell Gresham Jr. set to be honored at 6:40 pm.
It’s likely also the final regular-season home game for freshman Anthony Edwards, a projected NBA lottery pick who was named to the five finalists for the Jerry West (shooting guard) Award earlier this week.
UGA coach Tom Crean has worked to make sure the Bulldogs stay focused. Georgia enters the night playing its best basketball of the season after wins in three of the past four league games.
“The most important aspect is getting ready to play the game,” Crean said during a media opportunity on Tuesday, per a UGA release. “And obviously, when it’s senior night you focus on that, but the focus is really, how do we get ready to play Florida—more than anything else.”
No doubt, the last time the teams met in Gainesville, the Gators rallied from 22 points down to score an 81-75 victory on Feb. 5.
It marked the start of a four-game losing streak that saw UGA lose double-digit leads in three of the setbacks.
Gresham said he expects this Georgia-Florida game to go a different way.
“I think it will be a different game than it was the first time,” Gresham said. “We obviously got up early last time and let them back in the game at their home place. But we feel confident going into the game in that we can take care of business and win even though they are playing pretty good as of late.”
Florida has won four of its past six games and four straight at home dating back to its win over the Bulldogs.
The Gators have most recently been projected as a No. 9 seed in the NCAA tournament “bracketology” by ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi.
Georgia, meanwhile, is fighting to improve its SEC tournament seeding to optimize its chance for a run.
The Bulldogs might also be an attractive NIT choice should they finish above .500, featuring highlight-friendly Edwards.
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