To say the Dawgs started slow in last night’s game is an understatement…a big understatement. Georgia was down 18-10 to the Owls with 10 minutes remaining in the first half, and no one other than Trey Thompkins had even scored until Travis Leslie made a shot with 8:44 on the clock.
The Owls put Georgia in the bonus with 9:57 remaining in the half, and that enabled UGA to claw their way back into it (score was FAU 30, Georgia 29 at the half).
Luckily for Georgia, there was a halftime and in that time they were allowed to get fired up about the game. The Dawgs came out of the second half and started playing man defense with a little bit of fire…finally Georgia was able to get some stops and open up a lead at 53-41 with 10 minutes left in the game.
The major key to the game was that Georgia had Trey Thompkins and FAU didn’t. Thompkins finished with 35 points (career high) and 15 rebounds and was the only real bright spot of the night for the Dawgs.
The good news is that Georgia didn’t suffer a huge letdown by letting FAU steal a win. The game was close for a half, but the Dawgs came out and shut the Owls down in the second half and avoided a Christmas debacle.
- Dustin Ware was the only other Bulldog in double figures with 12 points
- Drazen Zlovaric made a jump shot in the first half (his only of the game). Unfortunately, I was only able to hear about it on the radio which is too bad because I would have loved to have been able to see it. I guess what I’m trying to say is “why does this guy play?”
- Jeremy Price didn’t play a single minute of the game…wonder what he did? Maybe he drew Coach Fox in the Dawgs “Secret Santa” and got him a Snuggie…