Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dawgs Win!

What a game! I had almost forgotten how much fun it is to watch a well played basketball game in which the Dawgs click on offense and defense.

I know. I know. Some will say that last night shows only that UGA can beat a team that is as weak in the post as the Dawgs. I don't care. We needed a victory and we got one.

I was delighted to see that Gerald Robinson got his all-time high, Marcus Thornton played the best game of his career (10 points, 5 boards and a block, 4 of 4 from the field with 2 of 2 from behind the arc), and all of our bigs did their jobs. If Thornton has his surgery after the season, could he possibly come back like Blake Griffin did-- a power forward with real leaping ability and physicality, as good as he was before the injury?

The only concern from yesterday's game is that Dustin Ware and Sherrard Brantley are still off-target from behind the arc. If Ware would have shot the ball well, we might have gone over 100. Even so, Ware didn't have any turnovers against their full-court press, so that's a key contribution.

Box Score

Wish Robinson had one more year of eligibility. Oh well, we'll see how the freshmen adjust to the pace of SEC basketball. For now, however, let's just enjoy the fact that we won an SEC contest, and hope like crazy that this marks a turn-around in our season.

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