February 24, 2006
Photo from Georgiadogs.com.
Georgia held SC to 16 first half points, and held on to win 48-47. I never thought that we would actually be able to win an SEC game while scoring less than 50 points. Bizarre.
It was a big win for Georgia because it ensures that the Bulldogs can't have a losing regular season. At worst, Georgia (15-11/5-8) would finish the season at 15-15 with a first round loss in the SEC tourney. Technically, if they went 15-15 and lost in the first round of the NIT, they could still finish sub-.500.
Anywho...they get a struggling Mississippi State on Saturday in Starkville. MSU has lost 10 of their last 12 games; however, they've won their last two at home. A win in Starkville gives UGA a legit shot at the #5 seed from the East in the tourney.
Box Score Notes:
- Georgia held the Gamecocks to 36% shooting from the field. We played outstanding defense in the first half, and the Gamecocks couldn't throw it in the ocean.
- Georgia grabbed only 5 offensive rebounds despite missing 30 shots during the game. That isn't a misprint.
- Georgia's offense continues to struggle with ball movement, player movement and structure. The team managed only 6 assists vs. 17 turnovers.
- Seven minutes into the game, the Dawgs had managed two field goals.
- We heated up a little in the second half and played better on offense, but we let our defensive intensity down.
- The crowd resembled that of a rhythmic gymnastics meet. Not much of a showing for "Dennis Felton Appreciation Night." No idea what that means or who's brain fart that was, but it wasn't a good idea.