Last week was definitely the best of the season thus far for Coach Mark Fox’s Georgia Bulldogs. They dismantled Arkansas at home on Wednesday night, and then followed that performance up with a shocking overtime upset in Starkville over the then-ranked #18 Mississippi State Bulldogs.
It seems that UGA fans and readers of this blog were not the only ones noticing these two stellar Georgia performances.
In ESPN’s College Basketball “Weekly Watch”, Georgia was listed under the “More teams that impressed us” category. Writer Myron Metcalf had this to say about the Dawgs:
“The bottom of the SEC is rising up and causing some serious problems for the top. The Bulldogs crushed Arkansas at home and followed that up with perhaps the most surprising result in league play — maybe more so than UT over UF — when they upset Mississippi State in Starkville by two in overtime.”
Congratulations are also in order for senior point guard and leader Gerald Robinson, Jr., who was awarded the SEC Men’s Hoops Player of the Week award for his efforts last week. GR2 rang up 40 total points in the UGA victories, two of which were a pair of crucial free throws that put Georgia up by 4 points in the waning seconds of the Mississippi State game.
Have a great Monday and look for a write-up on the South Carolina game coming in the next day or so.