Thursday, December 31, 2009

UGA Over Pepperdine

Good game. As UGA commentator Mark Slonaker indicated, we held the Pepperdine Wave to under 40 percent shooting (34.6%), which is an appropriate goal and attainment for the Dawgs, if we are to grow into a good defensive squad. The final score was 64 to 47.

Pepperdine does not shoot the ball well at all, so a key for the game was to not let them get off to a good start. Ricky McPhee accepted the challenge to shut down the Wave's leading scorer, Keion Bell, and held him to 6 points on 2 of 12 shooting.

On the offensive side of the equation, Georgia had good balanced scoring. Trey Thompkins had 12 points and 13 boards. Travis Leslie bounced back from a sub-par game against FAU and led the team in points, with 14, to go with 7 rebounds. Ricky McPhee scored 10.

Good effort, good result, as the Dawgs move into the hard part of the schedule.

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