Saturday, March 7, 2015

Jordan Harris Explodes!

Fantastic game.  Harris led Seminole County yesterday to victory over Crawford County.  Final score:  76 to 71.  Seminole County wins the state Class AA championship.

Harris ended the game with 41 points, 11 rebounds, 6 steals, 4 assists and a block.  He went 15 for 23 from the field, 7 of 9 from the line, and 4 for 7 from behind the arc.

The guy can play.  Look forward to seeing him suit up in the Red and Black.

Proud of the Dawgs!

Great season.  20 wins.  Will make the NCAA Tourney.

Great game.  Beat a tough Auburn team at home.  Shot 90 percent from the free throw line.  If we made 90 percent against Kentucky, we would have beat them, if you count the second end of the one-and-ones that would have followed.  Would have won a number of the other games, too.

Great coaching.  Fox kept the team together despite all the energies.  Sure, we could have won a couple more, here and there, but on the whole, I say, good job, Coach Fox!

How about Charles Mann!  Hit 3 for 5 from the field and an amazing 9 for 9 from the free throw line.  That's what we've been hoping for from him.

Yante has come along nicely.  J.J. Frazier, Marcus Thornton and Nemi Djurisic made huge strides this year.  Kenny Paul Geno, Juwan Parker and J.J. Frazier have given incredible effort, considering their injuries.  Same for Kenny Gaines.

Let's make some noise this month!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Free Throws!


We didn't get the key call when the Dawgs were up and they clearly hacked Mann across the arms.    They went down and scored.

Marcus and Nemi were getting fouled going to the hole and the refs didn't call that either. Karl Anthony Towns used his elbows to create space and the refs let it go.  The foul-calling disparity was a key to the game,

But the larger issue was that UGA went 50 percent from the line!  A number of those misses were one-and-ones toward the end of the game when we could have pulled close and tied the game.

Proud of the team in any case.  Coach Fox coached a great game.  We needed big games from Mann and Gaines, and we didn't get it.  We shot 3 for 17 from behind the arc.  That won't cut it against Kentucky.

The team fought hard, so perhaps it will all come together in the tourney.

Disappointed, but UGA played a whale of a game.

Yante and Nemi Playing Huge

Great to see.  Our big men have 28 of our 32 points at the half.  Owning their bigs.  Willie Cauley-Stein, 2 points.  Karl Anthony Towns, 2 points.  Trey Lyles, 2 points.

Meanwhile, Nemi has 14 points on 5 of 7 shooting, Yante has 6 on 2 of 3 from the floor, and Marcus has 8 on 3 of 6 shooting.  Wish our guards would get hot!  Please, no more careless passes and dumb fouls!

UGA, you gotta win this game.

Hunker Down One More Time!

Okay, Kenny Gaines Time

UGA will pack it in to the post tonight and force UK to shoot over the top.  They will be fairly efficient.

The key, then, is whether UGA can do something on offense.  I've been waiting for Gaines to play up to his potential.  Tonight will be his night.  He gets started early with a three-pointer, then continues to fill it up.

Georgia hits free throws late.  Dawgs edge Cats.

Just what the Doctor Ordered

Derek Ogbeide had five dunks and 17 rebounds in the Class AAAAAA semi-final game against Shiloh.  Pebblebrook won the contest by 10.  Final score: 57 to 47.


Meanwhile, Jaylen Brown and Wheeler High defeated Tucker.  Brown finished with 29 points.  Great player, great attitude.

Wheeler and Pebblebrook will meet in the 6A championship game on Saturday.

Hated to see Athens Christian come up just short, 57 to 56, against Greenforest in the Class A private school semi-finals.  Turtle Jackson ended his high school career with 15 points in the contest.

Ogbeide is just what the doctor ordered for a UGA team graduating senior post players, Nemi Djurisic and Marcus Thornton.  Don't know how Derek will do against SEC talent, but he'll surely get the chance to play right away.

Provided that Turtle Jackson's knees hold up, he'll give UGA valuable minutes at the point. Seems like such a long-shot, but if Coach Rosemond can seal the deal with Jaylen Brown, discharge the patient, UGA basketball is healthy and ready to make some noise.

Posting After Wins

Received a comment from Anon that I should post more after wins.

Fair enough.

I didn't post after the Missouri game because 1) I didn't get to watch the game, (I looked for the replay on, but couldn't find it ) and 2) Busy schedule.  Same reasons for Ole Miss.  If the games are on ESPN3, I generally try to watch and add comments.

In any case, I'm glad that Anon follows UGA basketball and this Blog.  That makes two of us!

I'll do better as the season enters tourney time.  And I promise to have lots to say if UGA beats Kentucky.  Tall order, I know, but you gotta believe!