Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dawgs Robbed in Mississippi

Best game of the year, by far.  UGA loses by 10 to Ole Miss in overtime.

Would have liked to see Kenny Gaines start the second half.  I think he earned it.  Gaines was on a roll at the end of the first half and had scored 8 points on 3 of 4 shooting.

Since Marshall Henderson had three fouls and he wasn't quick enough to guard Gaines, I would have gone right after Henderson by isolating Gaines in the post or on the wing.

Fox has to recognize that you have to go with the hot hand.  Yanking Gaines out after good plays and letting him sit until the second half is half over won't get it done.  Gaines went in somewhere around the 10:00 mark and hit two quick buckets.  He could have done that earlier had he started after intermission.

The story of the game was that Georgia set up an alley-oop play at the end of regulation.  Djurisic threw the ball in and Donte Williams caught it and laid it off the glass.  He was undercut by an Ole Miss player who also fouled Williams up top.  The referees didn't call it.  That play was just the most egregious biased call of the night.  There were plenty of others.  They shot 36 free throws and we only got 19.

Hard to fault the Dawgs on this one, though.  We had 8 players shoot at least 50 percent from the floor.   Gaines finished the night with 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting, and 2 rebounds in just 18 minutes.  Sherrard Brantley missed two three-pointers and went 0 for 2 from the field.  KCP shot 7 for 19.  Not his best shooting night, but he still finished the contest with 19 points and 12 boards.

Other than the substitution patterns, Mark Fox seemed to call a good game.  We'll have a tough finish to the season since we have away games at Alabama, Vandy and Arkansas, and we still have to play Kentucky.

We're now 6 and 6 in the SEC and 12 and 13 overall. 

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