Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dawgs Win!

Great victory for Fox and the team. We needed this win. We're now 11 and 12 on the year, 3 and 7 in the SEC.


We had 15 assists and only 10 turnovers. The low turnover number is quite a feat since South Carolina tried to trap Georgia's wing players. We out-rebounded them 34 to 28, and we shot 87 percent from the foul line. In the meantime, we held them to 37 percent shooting, and Devan Downey shot just 6 for 22.

Hard to keep Jeremy Price on the bench after his performance against South Carolina. I like starting Jeremy Price, primarily because he is a reasonable option on the low block besides Trey Thompkins. JP has good hands. He can catch the difficult pass into the post. And when he gets it, he has a way of going up strong.

Albert Jackson lost his starting job because of his off-court issues. I don't see him gaining it back any time soon.

Ricky McPhee is still twisting his body on his jumpshots. He needs to square up to the basket, release the shot and follow through. Another point: McPhee doesn't need to get up bunches of shots right away. If he lets the game come to him, runs his man off of screens, the defender will get tired and McPhee will have more open looks.

Travis Leslie played a great all-around game. He had 15 points, 7 boards and 5 assists. I still want to see him go up stronger around the basket and get the "and-one" instead of the missed acrobatic spin shots. But one of these days, he's going to have the whole package working and he going to score 40.

Trey had 21 and 10. Good enough game. He was off from behind the arc, though, going just 1 for 5. The one that he did hit was an "excuse me" bank-shot from the top of the key. I really like seeing Thompkins get some catches at the free throw line.

Can we win a couple of games on the road this season?

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