Just when you want to write off the season we play quite possibly the best game we have all season at the barn and now have a chance to play our way into the NCAAT. Yes, we have said this a few times this year only to lose one we shouldn't, BUT THIS TIME WE MEAN IT!
Win 4 of the next 5 and I dare say we are probably playing in Dayton minus a SECT disaster. I'm not sure what that says for the rest of college basketball that we are in the discussion, but whatever.
UGA was about as close of a lock the SEC had up until about 2 weeks ago... then they lost 4 of their last 6 including 2 curious home losses to the Barn and SC Lite. Mark Fox is on the hot seat in Athens. He has produced similar "success" as Anthony Grant has at Alabama, but I guess they have higher expectations. Go figure.
We are getting them at the right time as J.J. Frazier is questionable for the game tonight. If he is indeed out tonight that shortens their depth to 7 players. I would like us to game plan the same like we did against the Barn if this is true.
Marcus Thornton, Charles Mann, and Kenny Gaines lead a balanced scoring attack with Thornton and Mann ones to watch on the boards.. Nemanja Djurisic is the wildcard as he can score in the post and from outside. Physically we stack up well with UGA... and might even have a size advantage.
Keys to the game:
- Limit second chance points (Norris, Kessens, and Taylor blocking out)
- Uptempo game on our part
- Coleman, Cooper, and Norris hitting 3s
Looking at this link, I didn't know HOW BAD we were on the board. This is scary bad.
Anyways, I believe we win this game if UGA plays to their 3 point shooting #s (34.5%). I don't think they'll get a lot of post up baskets tonight.