Georgia Sports Blog FanShop

February 13, 2010

Georgia Topples South Carolina

Georgia overcame a 10 point Gamecocks lead with nine minutes remaining to beat South Carolina at home by five. Georgia has twice been on the receiving end of a 15 point swing like that, and it's nice to be delivering those sort of punches for a change.

Georgia was lead by Trey Thompkins' 21 points and 10 rebounds, but it was Jeremy Price's 33 minute, 16 point, 7 rebound and only two turnovers that pushed Georgia over the top. UGAsports.com has a premium article up about Price's big night as does Charles Odum.

When Georgia only turns the ball over 10 times, they are a very tough out for anyone. Especially at home. Combine that with a 19-7 foul advantage and a 23 to 6 free throw attempt advantage, and that's a W.

It'll be interesting to see how many recruits were at this game and what their reaction was. So far, the 2011 recruits seem to be slowly warming up to the program and the CLEAR difference in Athens.

PWD

13 comments:

A.Batson said...

Coming from a Gamecock fan, that was a frustrating loss. But I know how you guys felt when we snuck out a win in this same matchup a few weeks ago. UGA has a promising future in hoops, Thompkins is a beast.
Albatson9.blogspot.com
check it out

A.Batson said...

Coming from a Gamecock fan, that was a frustrating loss. But I know how you guys felt when we snuck out a win in this same matchup a few weeks ago. UGA has a promising future in hoops, Thompkins is a beast.
Albatson9.blogspot.com
check it out

Anonymous said...

+1 for the guy in the speedo doing pelvic thrusts while SC was attempting FTs

Chris S said...

The loss to Auburn probably knocked UGA out of any shot at a post-season tournament, but it's great to see Coach Fox has enough buy-in from the team that they came out, fought hard, and won even though they aren't playing for a lot.

I expected this to be an up-and-down season, at best, and I have to say the ups have been a lot higher and downs a lot fewer than I had anticipated. Give CMF another year or two and UGA will be a force in SEC basketball--especially if Thompkins sticks around.

Hunkering Hank said...

How 'bout them DAWGS!

Anonymous said...

downey is quite amazing but gotta give it to the dogs for the hard fought win... now we got to start winning on the road!

Anonymous said...

We're in on several recruits for next year. Great to see kids list us on their list now.

Great to see the defense improve after the first 9 or so minutes of the game. They clamped down.

LOVE watching this team play. This is the most enjoyable team to watch since the Harrick years. The passing is beautiful.

The 31st Floor said...

I think you missed the main reason we won that game last night: Clutch free throw shooting down the stretch.

Great win, GATA.

Chip Bankhead said...

How was the crowd?
No coverage in Chicago.

Chris S said...

Chip, did you check ESPN 360? It's free, and you can usually watch the games there. I'm not 100% sure the last game was on 360, but all the ones I've checked in the past have been (even games that aren't on the ESPN network).

Ubiquitous GA Alum said...

Anon ... re the guy in the speedo ... I saw that guy with the swim cap and goggles and was wondering WTF? At the time he was wearing that and some sweat pants.

Just before the first free throw he stands up on the arm rest, yells ready rips his tear away sweats off and starts doing that pelvic thrust. Frow where he was standing the SC player had to see him through the glass ... first shot ... brick!

Brilliant!

The 31st Floor said...

The game was available on ESPN360.

I watched from Richmond, VA.

Bulldog in Exile said...

RE:ESPN360: As long as you subscribe to a participating high speed internet service provider, you can see most games there. Any ESPN or SEC Network game will be on there. I've seen most games, and parts of all SEC games but one, on there. Most high speed internet providers participate. You can find a list on their website.

BTW, it is about to become ESPN3.com, but not until after hoops season.

 
Copyright 2009 Georgia Sports Blog. Powered by Blogger Blogger Templates create by Deluxe Templates. WP by Masterplan