Well, I was correct that Georgia would pick up the win. What I didn't foresee was that we would play so poorly.
Lots of turnovers. Missed free throws. Failure to close out on shooters or leaving guys wide open for lay-ups.
But when it was crunch time, Georgia relied on Gerald Robinson, Travis Leslie and Jeremy Price and got the job done.
Game ball definitely goes to Travis Leslie. Leslie was not on during the first half. He shot 2 of 5 from the floor and had 2 turnovers. But in the second half, he was money. A perfect 5 for 5 from the field, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 of 4 from the line.
He finished the game with 19 points and 6 boards.
We got just enough from everybody else. Gerald Robinson had 10 points and 8 assists. Way too many turnovers (7), but with the game on the line, we needed to get it to someone who could create something, and he did with a perfect left-handed drive and dish to Jeremy Price.
Dustin Ware had a quiet 10 points. He was 2 of 3 from behind the arc, 2 of 2 from the line, and 3 of 7 from the field. He had 2 assists and no turnovers.
Jeremy Price didn't give us much in the second half, going 0 for 4 from the field for the first 15 minutes or so. Then around the 5 minute mark, he settled down some, and hit 2 of 3 from the field and 4 of 4 from the charity stripe.
Story of the game: They missed their free throws late and we didn't.
Ugly win, but I'll take it. We're 3 and 0. Another 5 days before we play again, which gives Thompkins the better part of a week to rehab and work on coming back.