I hope that everyone got what they wanted for Christmas today (my present came early back in November at Historic Grant Field).
Ten games into the 2009-2010 basketball season and the Hoop Dawgs are sitting at an unassuming 6-4. Their biggest win so far has to be the one over orange people from Illinois. Hopefully Coach Fox has a few more big wins stored up his sleeve before they get into the SEC schedule…
I was looking at the 4 losses (Wofford, UAB, Virginia Tech, St. John’s) the other day, and I started taking comfort in the successes these teams have had thus far:
UAB (11-1) – The Blazers are riding a 10-game win streak that includes victories over Butler and Cincinnati
Virginia Tech (10-1) – The Hokies are winners of 7 straight games, and in the process have knocked off Iowa and Penn State.
St. John’s (10-2) – The Red Storm has beaten Siena and Temple (both teams that will most likely make the tourney), and they lost a close one at Duke.
Wofford (7-6) – The Terriers have the worst record of this bunch, but that’s only because they have played a brutal out-of-conference schedule with losses to Pitt, Illinois and Michigan State. They upset South Carolina last week to make themselves 2-0 against the SEC.
This puts the combined record of Georgia’s opponents that they have lost to this season at a stunning 38-10. I am (as I am sure all of you are as well) aware of the old adage “There’s no such thing as moral victories”. I remember hearing it when I played, as I am sure many others have heard it as well. In some regards it does hold true…but for a Georgia team that finished last season 12-19 (3-13 in SEC play) I think it’s ok to take a little pride in these four losses.