Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Much, Much Better

I watched the UGA-Notre Dame game and I have to say that Georgia looked a whole lot better than the game against Cal.

It wasn't the fact that UGA won. It's always great to get the W, and at the end of the season our record of wins and losses is what counts. But the thing that impressed me the most was that Georgia competed. We hustled on defense, fought through screens, and rebounded the basketball.

For the most part, we ran the offense. I do not like the fact that we shoot so many three-pointers. If you live by the three, you die by the three, says the basketball cliche. We have to get some shots going toward the basket, have to feed the post, and have to get to the free throw line. When half of a team's shots are from behind the arc, the offensive players are probably not working hard enough.

But if we shoot from behind the arc as part of our offensive execution, then that's much better than just jacking it up without making the defense tired. Besides, we were actually hitting the threes at a pretty good clip.

UGA is 4 and 1 on the young season, which is a good result. Let's hope the team continues to play hard as we get ready for the SEC portion of the schedule.

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