Mizzou vs. Georgia: Tigers host Bulldogs in home final | Mizzou Sports News

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When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday

Series: Missouri leads 9-8

Last meeting: Missouri 73, Georgia 70, March 11, 2021

Recordings: Georgia 6-24, 1-16; Missouri 10-20, 4-13 SEC

Television, radio: SEC Network, KTRS (550 AM)

About Georgia: Tom Crean’s Bulldogs have lost 10 straight games and 18 of their last 19. … UGA lost several players to season-ending injuries and several more to illnesses throughout the year. … St. Louis native Aaron Cook (Westminster Christian Academy) was one of the Bulldogs’ highlights. The 24-year-old graduate transfer guard spent his first four seasons at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and played last year at Gonzaga. He averaged 10.4 points and 5.5 assists, second in the SEC. … Kario Oquendo, a second-year guard, leads UGA with 15.3 points per game. … Braelon Bridges, a 6-11 senior transfer center from Illinois-Chicago, is averaging 12.6 points while shooting 64.3 percent from the floor. … UGA ranks No. 305 of 358 Division I teams in adjusted defensive efficiency and No. 357 in offensive blocking percentage, allowing 14.4% of its shots to be blocked. … Opponents are shooting 56.1 percent against UGA from inside the 3-point arc, sixth-worst among all Division I teams.

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About Missouri: The Tigers lost six straight games for the first time under coach Cuonzo Martin, whose five-year record had fallen to .500 at 76-76. … Mizzou clawed back a 14-point deficit Tuesday at South Carolina to move closer to a one-point lead but lost 73-69. … Senior guard Javon Pickett, who will be honored ahead of Saturday’s game, continues to lead United in conference scoring (13.5 ppg) after scoring a career-high 23 points at South Carolina. Only two SEC players average more minutes per game in the league than Pickett’s 34 minutes and 44 seconds. … Mizzou has won four of the last five meetings against Georgia and is 4-2 against UGA in Colombia. … Martin is 5-2 against UGA in five years at Mizzou. … The first 1,000 fans at Mizzou Arena receive a Truman the Tiger bobblehead. … MU plan to honor members of the 2001-02 Elite Eight team during the game.


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