Maybe it was last game against Mercer. Who knows? All those kids could have brought the UGA hoops squad a season's worth of good luck.
In any case, if the Mercer game wasn't the turn-around game for Georgia's 2012-2013 campaign, then the USC game tomorrow might be.
Georgia is going up against an under-achieving Southern Cal team. We're 3 and 7 on the year and they're 4 and 7. We've had our share of bad losses and so have the Trojans. In their last game, USC lost to the Cal-Irvine Anteaters (!) by a score of 71 to 64.
UGA definitely has a shot at winning this game. We're at home. They score just 63 points per game and their back-court play has been spotty. USC went 6 and 26 last year, so if we jump on them early they might give up.
Winning won't be automatic, though. They have some size, including 3 players at 7 feet or over, and some impressive athletes.
Their big guys, however, aren't that impressive. All three score 7 points or less per game. Although USC can bring in off the bench two high-risers in Ari Stewart, a Metro Atlanta guy who transferred from Wake Forest, and Renaldo Woolridge, a UT transfer, Stewart and Woolridge have arguably regressed at USC. Ari and Renaldo average 2 points between the two of them.
We can beat USC. We'll have to play smart basketball, limit their second-chance shots, and get up and down the floor. If Fox plays Charles Mann and Brandon Morris big minutes and Kenny Gaines provides a spark off the bench, then UGA should be at 4 and 7 by this time tomorrow.
Beating a big-name team like USC might just be the catalyst for a UGA win streak. Let's get it done.