Former Faith Baptist guard J.J. Frazier and the University of Georgia men’s basketball team are heading into the final games of the Southeastern Conference season.
The Bulldogs, 16-8 overall as of Tuesday afternoon, ranked sixth in the SEC with a 7-5 record in league play prior to Tuesday night’s game at South Carolina.
Frazier, a sophomore at UGA, has played in 24 games with 13 starts and is fifth in scoring for the Bulldogs with 248 points to date. He also has 97 total rebounds.
On Jan. 24 in Starkville, Mississippi, Frazier scored a career-high 37 points against Mississippi State, the highest individual effort by an SEC player this season and the most by a Georgia player in 23 years. His 7-for-7 shooting from 3-point range against MSU was Georgia’s first perfect 3-point shooting effort since Ezra Williams made seven treys in a win over LSU in 2003.
That accomplishment earned him the SEC Player of the Week nod for the week of Jan. 26.
The Bulldogs are 16-8 overall and 7-5 in the SEC. LSU also is 7-5. Kentucky leads the league with a 12-0 conference record and a 25-0 overall mark.
This weekend, Georgia will be at Alabama at
8 p.m. Saturday for a game on ESPN2.
Next Wednesday, the Bulldogs will be at Ole Miss for a 9 p.m. game. On Feb. 28, UGA hosts Missouri at noon on ESPNU. On March 3, the Bulldogs host Kentucky at 9 p.m., and on March 7 they travel to Auburn for a 4 p.m. game to end the conference regular season.
The SEC tournament starts March 11 in Nashville, Tennessee.