UK's opponents this week

Kentucky's opponents in the week ahead

February 26, 2012 

Georgia Bulldogs

Thursday

Senior Night in Rupp Arena

(9 p.m., ESPN)

About the opponent

Location: Athens, Ga.

Enrollment: 34,885

School colors: Red and Black

Conference: Southeastern

Coach: Mark Fox

2011-12 record: 13-15 overall, 4-10 SEC

2010-11 record: 21-12 overall, 9-7 SEC (tied for third place in East). Lost to Washington 68-65 in NCAA Tournament round of 64.

All-time vs. UK: 25-114

Last meeting: Kentucky won 57-44 on Jan. 24 in Athens, Ga.

Outlook: The Bulldogs will come to Rupp feeling good about themselves after snapping a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 76-62 upset of No. 12 Florida. Georgia entered the game last in the SEC in field-goal percentage and scoring but exceeded its scoring average by 15 points. The backcourt-driven Bulldogs are led by Gerald Robinson (14.3 ppg, 3.8 apg) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (13.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg). The 6-8 Nemanja Djurisic, who stepped out for a pair of three-pointers against UK in Athens, leads the team at 38.8 percent from beyond the arc.Florida Gators

Sunday, March 4

Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla.(Noon, CBS-27)

About the opponent

Location: Gainesville, Fla.

Enrollment: 52,212

School colors: Orange and Blue

Conference: Southeastern

Coach: Billy Donovan

2011-12 record: 22-7 overall, 10-4 SEC

2010-11 record: 29-8 overall, 13-3 SEC (first place in Eastern Division). Lost to Butler 74-71 (OT) in NCAA Tournament Southeast Regional finals.

All time vs. UK: 33-91

Last meeting: Kentucky won 78-58 on Feb. 7 in Rupp Arena.

Outlook: The Gators, facing a final week that includes a trip to Vanderbilt and a visit from No. 1 Kentucky, suffered a puzzling defeat Saturday at Georgia. Donovan was highly critical of his team after the loss. "I really am concerned if we will ever play with any passion again," Donovan said. "Sometimes to coach with these guys, I feel like I'm grabbing these guys by the back of their shirts and I'm pulling them up a hill all the time."

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