The Colorado Buffaloes scheduled a few tests for themselves in non-conference play this season. In their first major match up, against a disappointing Maryland team, the Buffaloes fell 78-71, but they'll have a chance to improve their resumé on Monday night when they take on the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs themselves will also be looking to notch a victory over a major conference team, having already beaten Notre Dame but suffered defeats to Cal and Xavier. The Bulldogs have one of the highest rated freshman in the country in guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who already leads Georgia in minutes per game and points per game. The good news for Colorado is that Pope's average of 13.3 points per game have not come easy, as on the year the freshman is only shooting 38% from the field and 31% from three.
The entire Bulldogs team, in fact, has shot the ball extremely poorly on the season. As a team the Bulldogs have shot 38% from the field, 68% from the line and a ghastly 28% from three. Colorado has stark advantages in field goal percentage and three point percentage, and if they can come out with some hot shooting, Georgia may not be able to catch up.
Game Time: Monday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m. MT
Location: Coors Events Center; Boulder, Colo.
TV: Fox Sports Net/ROOT Sports
Radio: KKZN AM 760
Spread: Georgia favored by 4