Yante Maten, Georgia's leading scorer, is out indefinitely with a sprained right knee. Bulldogs coach Mark Fox updated Maten's condition Sunday. Fox said he did not know when Maten could return, but it appeared surgery was not necessary and the 6-foot-8 junior would make a full recovery "in time."
When it was unable to pull away from a short-handed Georgia team, Kentucky turned to freshman point guard De'Aaron Fox — again and again. Fox scored 16 points, including six free throws in the final 45 seconds, and No. 13 Kentucky overcame J.J. Frazier's 36 points to beat Georgia 82-77 on Saturday night.
Georgia forward Yante Maten, the Southeastern Conference's third-leading scorer, left the Bulldogs' game against No. 13 Kentucky on Saturday night with a right knee injury.
Many upgrades that are expected to be completed by the kickoff of the 2018 season.
Georgia coach Mark Fox continues to tinker with his lineup as he tries to find a way to boost the Bulldogs' slim NCAA Tournament hopes. As Mississippi State coach Ben Howland noticed, that tinkering hasn't affected the secure starting jobs of Yante Maten and J.J. Frazier.
J.J. Frazier lived up to his word and made sure Georgia changed its recent history of road frustration. Frazier scored 20 of his 29 points after halftime Saturday as Georgia erased a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat Tennessee 76-75 and snap a three-game losing streak.
On Wednesday, the head coach Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs inked their 2017 national signing day class with the addition of 25 players.
Malik Monk made two 3-pointers and scored eight of 37 points in overtime, and Bam Adebayo and Dominique Hawkins added baskets to help No. 8 Kentucky outlast Georgia 90-81 on Tuesday night and end a two-game losing streak.