TIPPING OFF: Arkansas vs. Georgia

by Chris Bahn  on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009 11:32 am  

This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

ARKANSAS (13-13, 1-20) vs. GEORGIA (11-17, 2-11)
When
3 p.m.
TV    Raycom Sports
Radio    RSP Affiliates
Series Arkansas leads 14-10
Last Meeting Georgia won  66-57 (2008 SEC Tournament semifinals)

KEEP AN EYE ON
GEORGIA
Terrance Woodbury F        6-7, 221
Woodbury became the 38th player in Georgia history to score at least 1,000 career points earlier in the week against Ole Miss. He is averaging 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs.

ARKANSAS
Courtney Fortson, G 5-10, 180
It's up to Fortson to dictate the pace and flow of the Arkansas offense. He's averaging 6.2 assists per game, but must cut down on his turnovers. Fortson committed 19 over the last three games. He's averaging 14.8 points and 5.4 rebounds too, but needs to get teammates more involved.

THEY SAID WHAT?
-Arkansas needs a victory regardless of circumstances. The Razorbacks are even more desperate for a win with members of the 1994 NCAA title team in attendance.

-Members of the 1994 team are in Fayetteville for Celebration of a Championship. They'll be honored at halftime, following a private banquet on Saturday and cookout on Friday at former coach Nolan Richardson's house. (ArkanasSports360.com)

-Terrence Woodbury has joined a distinct group of Georgia players by reaching the 1,000-point plateau for his career. (media.www.redandblack.com)

PROBABLE STARTERS
GEORGIA
F    Terrance Woodry, Sr    6-7, 221    13.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg    
F    Trey Thompkins, Fr.    6-7, 247    12.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg
C    Albert Jackson, Jr.    6-10, 265    4.4 ppg
G    Corey Butler, Sr.    6-3, 195    6.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg
G    Dustin Ware, Fr.    5-11, 182    7.0 ppg

ARKANSAS
PG    Courtney Fortson, Fr.    5-11, 180    14.8 ppg, 6.1 apg
G    Stefan Welsh, Jr.    6-3, 185    11.7 ppg, 3.0 apg
G    Rotnei Clarke, Fr.    6-0, 184    11.5 ppg
F    Mike Washington, Jr.    6-9, 239    15.8 ppg, 9.6 rpg
F    Mike Sanchez, Fr.    6-8, 236    5.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg

 

 

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