Saturday, January 25, 2014

This is getting funny

We can't get calls going to the rim, we're making stupid unforced turnovers and Kentucky is pounding it inside.

Hard to watch.  We look like a high school team.

If we keep milking the clock

stop making turnovers, we can play ugly and make it a foul-shooting contest.

Best game ever for Brandon Morris.  Let's ride him and see what happens.  Down 12 at half-time is not bad.
They won't hit all the 3-pointers in the second half.

Today we're going to play a little game

Here's a Roster of Basketball Talent

Which one has the most 5-stars?

This one's easy.

Well. so much for showing up

How many turnovers is that?

Embarrassing, but we don't have the horses.

Hard to show up when your shooting guards aren't dressed out.

Gaines not playing

Dawgs can't win, in my opinion.

What other guards do we have, other than a gimpy Juwan Parker?

Ughh.  No JP either, just heard.

Dawgs at Rupp

So hard to win there.  They always seem to get all the calls.  The crowd gets into it and then the turnovers start to multiply.

I don't think Georgia will win, but I do want us to show up.  For Georgia to have a shot at winning, Marcus Thornton has to play big and we need Kenny Gaines to get hot.  Can Morris be an x-factor?  We'll see.

Game on in 5 minutes.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Did we Recruit Davonte Fitzgerald?

Dude is a player.  Looks really good against Kentucky, and he's from Tucker High in Atlanta.  He's a 6' 7" wing who can score and he's a freshman.  Named SEC Freshman of the Week last week.

Don't like the idea of Texas AM out-recruiting us in our backyard.  Imagine if Fitzgerald backed up Brandon Morris.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Now That was a Game!

Dawgs win in overtime, beating the Arkansas Razorbacks 66 to 61.

Georgia is now 3 and 1 in the SEC, tied for second place.  Who thought we'd be in this position at this point in the season?

Okay.  I know we got some home-cooking.  There were some calls that went our way.  But that's part of home-court advantage.  Besides, the team that hustles the most normally gets the calls.  And boy, did we hustle!

55 rebounds?  I've been following Georgia basketball a long time, and I can't recall the Dawgs ever corralling that many.  22-board rebound differential?  24 offensive rebounds?  We cleaned the glass so good you could eat off it!

Impressed with Kenny Gaines, Brandon Morris and Marcus Thornton.

Thornton is recovering from his knee injuries (he's had three knee surgeries since coming to UGA.).  That much is clear.  What is unclear is how much of his leaping ability and confidence he will get back.  He's looking really good so far this year.  Marcus ended the day with 11 points and 13 rebounds against Arkansas.  Since when have we had a double-double guy?  

Morris didn't shoot the ball well-- nobody on the team did-- but Brandon showcased what he can do.  Solid defense, rebounds, ball-handling and clutch plays.  He got 8 points and 6 boards for the day.

Kenny Gaines had his best game, in my opinion.  5 for 12 shooting, leading the team with 15 points and 4 boards.  Absolutely huge 3-pointer in over-time.  Monster dunk on a fast break, too.  

Remember that Gaines rarely played last year.  I practically begged Fox to put Gaines and KCP in the game at the same time. Fox wouldn't do it.  That was last year.  The good news for 2014 is that Gaines will get better.  

Props to Coach Fox.  I don't like some of his decisions, but you can see the coaching.  Guys know the plays, and that only comes through hours and hours of repetition.  Would like to see some traps, presses or zone defenses, but the man-to-man has looked solid.  

Recruiting just has to get better.  Maybe it will.  I don't see how, but I didn't see how we could be in second place in the SEC, either.  

Great win for the Dawgs.  Should be a good game Wednesday against South Carolina.  Go Dawgs!