Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dawgs against St. John's

I picked the Dawgs in the last game against Virginia Tech. I admit that I'm a bit of a homer, so my predictions for the year are going to be skewed in favor of Georgia winning.

Virginia Tech won. This time I'm going to go with how things look on paper and predict that St. John's will come out the victor.

Should be a good game. I think Trey Thompkins may absolutely have a show-out performance. Sometimes when the shots aren't falling during one game, when the horn starts for the next, you can't miss.

D.J. Kennedy plays for St. John's. Kennedy was a late signee who picked St. John's over UGA. He's had a nice career so far. Kind of small forward that Georgia could really use these days. Athletic, good free throw shooter. Through 7 games, Kennedy is averaging 18 points and 4 boards per game, shooting 56 percent from the floor.

Although Felton did not get Kennedy, he bounced back the next year by successfully bringing in Travis Leslie. Kennedy and Leslie will likely be matched against each other for much of tomorrow's game.

Georgia is improving under Coach Fox. Are they getting better enough and fast enough to play well early in the season in New York against St. John's? St. John's is 6 and 1, with their only loss occuring against Duke, by 9 points.

Should be a close game, and though I'd love to pick the Dawgs, the most likely scenario is that Georgia will come up just short. St. John's 77, Dawgs 69.

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