Saturday, January 11, 2014

Know your enemy- @ UGA Bulldogs

2 UNDEFEATED teams (in conference) meet at historic Stegman Coliseum. UGA comes off an emotional win at Missouri while we come off a solid win at home vs Vanderbilt.

UGA writeup

It's 7-7 @ 7-6 with Vegas saying we are a 2 point favorite. I figured UGA would be a 1 to 2 pt favorite, but Vegas usually knows what they are doing, right?

UGA's only bad loss was at home to GA Tech although they pulled an 0fer in the Charleston Classic.

Season stats

Charles Mann is leading the team with 13.4 PPG and 35 assists. From the outside watch Kenny Gaines (50 3Pters taken) but note he's been a brick master at 24%. Nemanja Djurisic is actually one to watch outside as he's hitting 56% from there. He's a 6'9" F that comes off the bench and plays starter minutes. Donte' Williams leads the team in boards at 5.2 while Brandon Morris drops 9.6 PPG.

UGA is a relatively young team... 3 sophomores getting a lot of PT.

Things to watch:
- Battle on the boards- UGA has a +4 average coming into the game
- Who covers Djursic?
- Who supports Releford today?
- Which Nick Jacobs shows up?

As DJC said earlier, the blog will be well represented at the game as I'll be making the trip to Athens. I hope to see a couple hundred more Bama fans there. If you are in the metro Atlanta area, come support the team as tickets are just $15 behind the basket. I usually buy tickets through the UGA website.

Game time is 4PM EST (3PM CST) on SEC TV and (watchespn).


Msmilie said...

And that loss pretty much does it for Bama's NCAA hopes, as slim as they already were. Playing for pride and maybe an NIT birth from this point forward.

Same story, different game. Alabama has a poor stretch defensively, falls behind by double digits, claws back into the game, but can't make key shots from the field or free throw line. Despite not being a very big team, Georgia dominates the rim with a rebounding advantage of +9 and 10 blocks (Bama got absolutely nothing from Jacobs, Taylor or Engstrom). A poorly officiated game in my opinion, but Bama had their chances down the stretch and didn't get it done. Game, blouses. Time to break the seal on a good bottle and enjoy Saturday night.

crimsontider said...

This was your typical Anthony Grant performance. No offense, very lethargic, and unwatchable. I don't care that they beat Missouri. This is a terrible basketball team,that we are much more talented than. They scored four field goals the entire second half. FOUR!!!!! And we still lost by eight points. This is as bad as I have ever felt as a fan. This is just so awful to watch, even when we win you don't ever feel good about it. This team was not ready to play today, and that is a clear indictment on everybody's favorite 2 million dollar man. Bottom line: We are 7-8, we are headed towards our worst season in 44 years. The apathy towards Alabama basketball is Hobbs bad right now, and even I can't continue to get emotionally effected by these losses, and I never thought it would get to that point. I fear that if we do not do something about this, our program may never recover. Do your job, Bill Battle.