More importantly, they sucked it up and played big boy basketball after getting undressed by Illinois in Chicago.
On the downside, the Dawgs were putrid from the free throw line going 10-21. The half court offensive sets were their usual dicey endeavors, and the substitution patterns involving Chris Barnes (who played very well) were puzzling.
At the end of the day, it's a win over an ACC team. Or as Felton said, "The best 5-4 team in America." The Bulldogs now face four tomato cans before entering an early January five game swing that will go a long way towards deciding what the future of this program really looks like.
From January 3-18, the Bulldogs have consecutive battles with:
- Home - Missouri (Jan. 3rd)
Away - Georgia Tech (Jan. 6th)
Home - Tennessee (Jan. 10th)
Away - Vanderbilt (Jan. 14th)
Home - Kentucky (Jan. 18th)
Georgia needs 17 wins to ensure a winning season.