Can streaking Georgia contain Kentucky?

Can streaking Georgia contain Kentucky?

For all those feeling bullish about the surging Bulldogs, Kentucky would like a word.

John Calipari’s equally scorching team is a massive favorite entering this afternoon’s SEC tournament semifinal action at Bridgestone Arena. According to online sports book BetDSI, the Wildcats (24-8) own odds of -10.5 to clinch their sixth appearance in the event’s championship game since 2010.

First, though, UK must fend off the squad that staged a furious comeback in the waning moments against South Carolina. J.J. Frazier and the Bulldogs (19-12) rallied from 11 points down to claim a 65-64 triumph on Friday night.

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Georgia’s superlative guard was nails when it mattered most. Fifteen of his 20 points came after intermission as he helped the Bulldogs capture their season-best fifth consecutive victory.

Look back to Frazier’s last showing vs. Kentucky, though, and the attitude shifts dramatically. He missed all eight field-goal attempts in that 82-48 embarrassment at Rupp Arena.

Mark Fox’s crew continues to get by on guile and baskets in ideal situations. Barring a drastically improved performance from the floor, however, Georgia won’t be in this tilt as the second half winds down. UK’s whirlwind presses on, setting the stage for a Sunday dandy with Texas A&M.

SATURDAY NCAA FREE PICK: GEORGIA/KENTUCKY UNDER 138

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