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December 16, 2006

Georgia vs. Gonzaga Today on ESPN2 at 5:00 pm

Georgia (6-1) takes on #16 Gonzaga (9-2) today at 5:00 pm at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth. The game will also air on ESPN2. The Zags have already beaten UNC, Texas and Washington. It's one of the few nationally televised games of the year for the Dawgs so don't miss it. They will appear on regional TV (Fox Sports, LF Sports and CSS) quite a few times. Some pre-game articles:Four of Georgia's next five games are against quality opponents. After Gonzaga, the schedule looks like this:
    Tues. Dec 19th - Jacksonville (home) at 7:00 pm
    Fri. Dec. 22nd - Georgia Tech (away) at 7:00 pm
    Thur. Dec. 28th - Clemson (away) at 7:00 pm
    Sun. Dec. 31st - Wisconsin (home) at 1:00 pm
If we can win two of the four remaining big non-conference games, we'll likely finish the season 10-3 out of conference (we have a Feb. game against Kennesaw State remaining).

Ten non-conference wins would mean that we would only need to go 6-10 in SEC play to make the NIT. An NIT birth would stabilize the program, and it would give Felton some breathing room. Ten non-conference wins with this schedule would also mean that 8-8 in the SEC would make us a near lock for the NCAA tourney as well.

Last year, the Dawgs went 5-11 in SEC play with a close loss to Auburn in the middle of the season. Six SEC wins is very obtainable. Eight SEC wins will be a stretch, but it's not out of the question if we stay healthy and suspension free.

Tonight is a big game against a quality Gonzaga team.


(Photo credit: Donavan Eason.


Mr. Egger said...

Biggest game for the program since Dennis Felton arrived. I stand by that thought. We need to find a way to win this evening.

Mr. Egger said...

What'd I tell ya Paul? If we can finish strong, this game is going to put Georgia back in the national spotlight. Win 2 or 3 of the next 4, and we're in good position for a nice seed with a solid SEC record.

How 'Bout Them Dawgs!!!

Dawg 05 said...

How bout them hoop Dawgs?

Anonymous said...

How's about we hang 96 on 'em? Sweet.

Anonymous said...

Found it!

Hairy Dawg said...

Fantastic game tonight!! This is going to be an outstanding year. Been a long time comin'too.

Anonymous said...

While there's nothing wrong with your math, I think there is a decent chance we can do better than an NIT berth. This team is not just winning against lesser teams, it's actually playing better than it has in the past; it has some depth, and for the first time in a couple of years, some experience. There's a long way to go, for sure, but I'm not willing to settle for the NIT right now.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anon 11:31. This team has the talent to go to the Big Dance. Gonzaga is a good team. Their guards are as good as we'll see all year. We just need to keep playing with confidence and get better on defense.

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