Dawgs-Jackets Resume Hardwood Hate

Dawgs-Jackets Resume Hardwood Hate

ATHENS - A quick breakdown of Georgia's basketball game with Georgia Tech.

Georgia resumes its 2013-14 schedule with a Friday night game against Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs won their season opener a week ago by defeating Wofford 72-52 at Stegeman Coliseum. Nemi Djurisic led three double-figure scorers with 12 points as Georgia won the program's eighth consecutive regular-season opener. Twelve of the 14 players who saw action against Wofford scored for the Bulldogs, whose 72 points were more than last year's team scored in 27 of its 32 games.

• On Friday night these two in-state rivals do battle for the 190th time in a series that began in the 1905-06 season. Georgia Tech leads the series record by a 103-86 margin, including last year's only meeting, 62-54 on Dec. 4 in Atlanta.

• Friday's game starts a challenging, early-season stretch of the schedule for Georgia. The Bulldogs will play Davidson -- 2013 Southern Conference champ and a 26-game winner -- next Thursday in the Charleston Classic first round. Depending on its outcome, they'll face either Clemson or Temple the next day. Third-round opponent could be either New Mexico, UAB, UMass or Nebraska.

Georgia vs. Georgia Tech

• These two rival schools meet Friday for the 191st time. Georgia Tech leads the series 104-86. The series returned to campus sites for the 1995-96 season after 14 annual meetings at the old Omni arena in Atlanta. Of the 18 meetings since the venue change, the visitor has won just three times, but two of those have come in the past three seasons. UGA won at Ga. Tech in 2000 and again in 2010. The last time the two programs met in Athens, the Jackets won 68-56. That was Tech's first win over Georgia since 1976, stopping a 13-game losing streak at Stegeman Coliseum.

• Georgia Tech is the second most frequent opponent in the 108-year history of UGA basketball. They played each other 22 times (11-11) as members of the original Southern Conference, another 84 times (GT 55, UGA 29) as charter members of the SEC, and 39 more times with Georgia Tech belonging to the ACC.

• A few other oddities in the series: > Nov. 15 is by far the earliest these two teams have ever met in any given season. They've played in November just five previous times, most recently on Nov. 27, 2002. > These two programs have never played a game against one another when both teams were ranked at game time. > Georgia and Georgia Tech have been annual opponents - often thrice annually - since the 1925 season.

From the Wofford Game
• Georgia's 72-52 victory over Wofford to start the season represented its largest winning margin since an 81-59 win over Arkansas in the 2012 season.
• Georgia's largest lead against the Terriers came at 50-25 just over five minutes into the second half. That 25-point margin would have been last year's biggest lead by six points.
• Perhaps an indiciation of Georgia's improved balance this season: four Bulldogs scored four field goals apiece against Wofford. Only once did that happen last season
• The Bulldogs made just two 3-point shots in the game, one each by J.J. Frazier and walk-on Taylor Echols. That's just one more than last season's low of one trey. Perhaps such a number is not surprising, considering that Georgia lost over three-fourths of their 3-point firepower from the 2013 season.
• The Bulldogs outrebounded Wofford 49-24, the largest margin on the boards for Georgai since an identical spread in a lopsided win over Mississippi State in 2011.
• For what it's worth, that 49-24 rebounding margin came on the heels of an even greater spread (51-24) in Georgia's exhibition game vs. UNC-Pembroke.
• Georgia had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio against the Terriers, something last year's Bulldogs did just nine times total.

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