The Alabama Purple Tide have dominated the SEC and are eagerly awaiting the conference tournament as a seed. They will play their last game of the regular season Saturday as they head to Athens for an SEC game with the Georgia Bulldogs. The Crimson Tide have won back-to-back games, carrying a conference record of 15-2.
Fixation: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Georgia Bulldogs – NCAA Men’s Basketball
Date and hour: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 2 p.m. ET
Location: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
Overview of the Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide have been consistent all season, never losing twice in a row and racking up an impressive 20-6 overall record. They’ve averaged just under 80 points per game so far, which is the SEC’s best offense.
As they head to Georgia to take on the Bulldogs, the Crimson Tide can play a very relaxed game with the conference title already clinched.
The Alabama Crimson Tide should have a huge advantage on the road, as the Georgia Bulldogs defense battled SEC opponents.
Key player – Jaden Shackelford
With just one game to play in the regular season, Jaden Shackelford is looking to end his season strong and prepare for a tournament.
The sophomore averages 14.5 points per game, a team record, shooting an impressive 41% from the field.
In his last game, Shackelford put in an impressive performance, setting a record 23 points on 50% shooting.
The runner-up will be a key player on the Alabama Crimson Tide as they prepare for the playoffs.
Alabama Crimson Tide Predicted Lineup
F John Petty Jr., F Jaden Shackelford, g Joshua Primo, g Herbert Jones, g Alex reese
Overview of the Georgia Bulldogs
The Georgia Bulldogs struggled to string wins in the SEC game, sitting in 10th place with a conference record of 7-10. They suffered a 21-point loss to South Carolina in their last game, allowing 91 points on the defensive end.
With the seeded Alabama Crimson Tide coming to town, the Bulldogs will need a strong team performance if they are to win. Georgia have talented players, but their defense has hampered their progress this season.
Key player – Sahvir Wheeler
As the Georgia Bulldogs’ top scorer and passer, Sahvir Wheeler will need a nice home outing on Saturday.
The runner-up 5’10 “uses his formidable speed and maneuverability on the ball to create space and scoring opportunities.
Wheeler will likely be paired with Jaden Shackelford, making his production at both ends of the floor a crucial factor.
The Bulldogs could jump out of the standings with a win, but they’ll need a solid performance from Sahvir Wheeler.
Georgia Bulldogs Scheduled programming
F PJ Horne, F Tounmani Camara, g Sahvir Wheeler, g Justin Kier, g Tye Fagan
Alabama vs Georgia prediction
The Georgia Bulldogs will need a top notch performance to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide.
With just two losses in the SEC, the Crimson Tides have established themselves as the top contenders in the conference. They should have a huge advantage on the road as they play for their 21st win of the season.
Where to watch Alabama vs Georgia
The game will be broadcast live on CBS.