I just got back home from Athens…and I am still super-pumped!
What a game! What an atmosphere!
The Dawgs came out in front of a sold-out Stegeman Coliseum and took control of the game from the get-go…and they never relinquished it . I have to admit, I was very nervous at halftime even with the 15-point Georgia lead – the Dawgs had halftime leads against Kentucky, Ole Miss and Miss St.
But tonight was different. Georgia came out in a 3-2 defense with Leslie up top that completely took the Vols out of their game plan. Tennessee shot an abysmal 42.3% from the field, and an even uglier 18.8% from beyond the arc.
Travis Leslie was a highlight-making machine, and I fully expect to see at least two of his dunks on ESPN’s “Top Plays” for today (if you watched the game you know the two I am referring to).
Thompkins was perfect, scoring 21 points and nabbing 8 rebounds (he also apparently read my blog from yesterday cause he knocked down three 3pt shots).
Off the bench, the Dawgs got great minutes from Ebuka Anyaorah and Jeremy Price (EA had 7 and Price 9).
Georgia knocked down 27 field goals in the game, and 8 of them were dunks. This means that 30% of the time when UGA scores the fans are treated to a big-time highlight.
The Georgia in-bounds plays still continue to be an adventure, hopefully that will get better as the season progresses.
And as far as the match-up of Ricky McPhee vs Skylar McBee…give me McPhee any day of the week! McBee proved to be nothing more than a flopper that was constantly whining to the refs and looking for calls. Hopefully he was able to learn a thing or two from Ricky.
Did anybody else go? Let’s hear some comments…