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February 16, 2012

Dawgs Lose to South Carolina

When you lose to a team that is as bad as South Carolina, you would think you could look at the box score and have something just jump off the page at you. Disparity in turnovers or shots taken or free throws. Something.  But...there isn't. Georgia just showed up and didn't play like it mattered if they won or loss.

We can blame poor ball management in the last minute for the loss, but it was an entire game of not being smart. We had two 7 point leads, yet still didn't do anything to stem runs by a team that isn't geared to make runs or score much for that matter. We again switched from an offense that was creating problems for them handle to one that they disrupted easily or we couldn't run (insert your own Bobo joke here). There is a stunning lack of outward care in Georgia basketball. I have no doubt these losses gnaw at the coaches and players, but from the outside, it looks like all anyone is saying is 'one of those basketball deals' [shrugs shoulders and walks away from the mic].

The last week was nothing but fools gold. Fools Gold, y'all. 

PS. I feel for KCP, as he is shouldering the blame with the big turnovers in the last SC run and the cold day shooting, but he was hustling on defense the whole game. He took some ill advised shots, but often he was the only one that wanted to actually take open looks instead of passing the ball.


Standup! said...

Look a little deeper TD at the stats and notice how many shots are bigs took (especially first half) and how many they missed. Your assumption is that these shots were within 5 feet of basket. Shooting sub 50% at point blank range is pathetic. Without a doubt one of the most frustrating years I can remember. I enjoyed Felton's first year of fail much more than this. Still believe Fox is the right man. Makes me cry when I think of possiblilty of Trey, Travis, GR2 and KCP all on the floor together.

Tyler Dawgden said...

Agree with the missed shots by bigs. Part of that is inexperience, specifically the change in style of play for Neme and JFs need to get bigger. Part is an abject awareness of position on the floor and ability to control the ball above the rim. So many of our rebounds, even in the two games where we won, were brought down below the rim before any shot was taken again. That has to stop.

Anonymous said...

I was at that game, and it looked like a couple of fat kids fighting over a candy bar. Epic fail on the part of each team.

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