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Dawgs host Alabama in first SEC home game of the season

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The Georgia Bulldogs (7-6, 1-0) are two days removed from pulling one of the bigger upsets of the week in the world of college basketball with their win at #21 Missouri on Wednesday.

Now UGA will see just how well they can handle success after their best victory of the season.
And if the Dawgs haven’t put the Mizzu game out of their minds come Saturday, they could find themselves in trouble when they take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in Athens this afternoon (7-7, 1-0).

Both teams won their conference openers, and they have very similar regular season records thus far. Alabama’s record is a little misleading though, considering they have played a much more difficult schedule than UGA up to this point. CBS Sportsline ranks the Tide’s schedule as the 9th hardest in the country, compared to Georgia’s SOS of 189.

Bama has lost close games (by 9 points or less) to #6 Wichita State, #16 Duke, Oklahoma, UCLA and Xavier.

In addition, the Tide possess arguably the best backcourt in the conference, led by All-SEC point guard Trevor Releford – who is scoring over 18 a game – and Retin Obasohan, who nets 13 points per night.

Georgia’s Charles Mann and Kenny Gaines will certainly be challenged on the perimeter by Releford and Obasohan. This matchup in the backcourt could dictate which team leaves Stegeman tonight with its first SEC loss of the year.

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Written by hoopdawg

January 11, 2014 at 8:13 am

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  1. I don’t want to be a downer or anything, but this is a well-established pattern in the Mark Fox era. Start the season off atrociously, get a couple of big wins to restore hope to the faithful, and then miss post-season basketball again. If we can play a game like we did against Mizzou, we should demand that we play like that all the time and accept nothing less. If Fox can’t deliver on that, he should be replaced.

    Tony Cole is still a punk

    January 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

    • It’s definitely a scary game for Georgia since I fear that they 1) may take Bama lightly and 2) could be looking ahead to Tuesday’s game at #10 Florida.

      Let’s hope not.

      hoopdawg

      January 11, 2014 at 10:49 am

      • If our dawgs are looking anywhere beyond the next game for the rest of this year, they will be making a serious mistake. They are simply not good enough to get away with that s–t.

        Hoop Dawg

        January 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

        • Take ‘Bama lightly? Georgia is a 21/2 point underdog. Vegas thinks the same old Dawgs will show up today. Hope they are wrong.

          Jerry

          January 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm


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