The men's basketball teams at our state's two showcase universities are having very similar seasons.
And that's not a good thing.
Let's look at the numbers.
Georgia is 10-10 overall and 1-5 in the SEC. The Bulldogs have lost five of their past six games in an up-and-down season. Before that skid, they had a five-game winning streak, and they also had a four-game losing streak earlier.
The Bulldogs have two players scoring in double figures: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (14.7 points per game) and Gerald Robinson (13.8). They are averaging 62 points per game, which is 296th in the country, and they are shooting 39.9 percent from the floor, which is 317th in the country, while also shooting 69.1 percent from the foul line and 31..9 percent on 3-pointers.
Georgia Tech is 8-12 and 1-5 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets have lost four straight, which is their second four-game losing streak of the season, and they also have had a three-game winning streak.
Glen Rice Jr. (13.6) and Mfon Udofia (10.6) are the only the two Yellow Jackets averaging in double figures. Georgia Tech is averaging 62.4 points per game (285th), and it is shooting 43.8 percent from the floor (162nd), while also shooting 64.6 percent from the foul line and 31 percent on 3-pointers.
At least Georgia Tech can hang its hat on beating Georgia 68-56.