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January 25, 2010

So...about that monsterous win over UT

Been away from the computer all weekend, but I'm back for a little lunch time posting. So...about that game on Saturday. I really felt like the Vols were a bad match-up for Georgia. Their full court pressure, their length and athleticism combined with their intensity just made me uncomfortable with the match-up. Boy was I wrong.

The Dogs totally demolished the Vols in every aspect of the game. After it was over, Coach Fox said (paraphrase):
"This is what college basketball is supposed to be. It's supposed to be fun. It's supposed to be a big home crowd going nuts supporting you as you topple a very good, highly ranked team. This is fun. And we've got more of this in our future.
I also liked that he continues to say that we can play better. The fact that he's not even remotely close to being satisfied is incredibly encouraging.

(Video Above: Leslie makes SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays again. What is that...his 5th or 6th appearance? In Felton's 6 years, we may have made the Top 10 Plays five times...and 3 of those were following the tornado at the Georgia Dome)

The reaction locally, regionally and nationally to the win...especially on the heels of the close losses to open the season...has been incredibly positive. My favorite comments came from Bruce Pearl (ABH-Ching):
"We didn't get beat because we came in overconfident. We got beat because we got beat," Pearl said. "They're a good team and they showed it tonight. It's only an upset because we came in ranked higher, but (Georgia) is a really good team.

"I was saying before the game that there were five teams that could make the tournament, but I think there may be six. I told my team that Georgia will definitely not finish last in the SEC."
Here are some of the headlines of interest from the weekend:PWD


Anonymous said...

Might just be me, but that video says "This video is no longer available."

Anonymous said...

We'll lose a few more games along the way, but we are gonna be the team that absolutely no one wants any part of at the SEC Tournament.

Paul Westerdawg said...

ESPN just yanked the video apparently.

The Watch Dawg said...

I feel now like we have a chance to win every game we play, and how many of us thought, several weeks ago, that we would be able to feel that way at any point during this season?

Of course we won't win every game we play, but it's incredibly exciting that these guys can and now have beaten a top 10 team, and packed out the Stegosaurus, no less.

Can't wait for the next home game.

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