Charles Mann SEC Award and #7 Florida looming

First off, congratulations to sophomore Charles Mann for being named the SEC Player of the Week for his performances in Georgia’s wins over Missouri and Alabama. Mann averaged 20 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in the victories, and his 18 free throw attempts against the Tide were the 4th most in UGA history for a single game.

As the Dawgs prepare to take on the #7 Florida Gators on Tuesday night, I would like to point out a couple interesting tidbits surrounding the game:

1. Florida will be playing without leading scorer Casey Prather for the second straight game. Prather, who is averaging 17 points per game this season, is still dealing with pain and swelling in his bruised right knee.

2. The Gators have won 24 games in a row in Gainesville at the O’Connell Center, tying a school record. Remember that just last Wednesday Georgia went on the road and ended Missouri’s 26-game home winning streak.

3. Speaking of the O’Connell Center, UGA has dropped the last 11 meetings inside that facility. The last time Georgia managed to upend Florida in Gainesville was on January 19, 2002 when Jarivs Hayes poured in 23 points en route to the 84-79 Dawgs’ victory.

How does everyone see this game playing out?

6 thoughts on “Charles Mann SEC Award and #7 Florida looming

  1. We can only hope. Georgia is a 13 1/2 point underdog. In the past few years we have played scared and intimidated. But, if I was a betting man I might take the Dogs and the points. This is a battle for 1st place and the Gators are not likely to be caught sleeping. If our guys come out strong, who knows?


  2. Well. . . I like our chances now better than I did a week ago. But I still don’t see this as a good match up for us. The Gators are just too well balanced and too well coached. I’m worried I see us coming back down to earth with this one. If we can continue to play good D and if we can take care of the ball, maybe we can make it interesting. Regardless, Go Dawgs!


  3. Hard to see us winning this one. I’m hopeful we can keep it close. Good D, taking care of the ball, and rebounding will be huge. If we could pull this off it would be incredible!


  4. I think we were 12 point dogs to Mizzou so this would be a similar type of upset. This is the toughest road trip in the league. It has to help that their top scorer is out though. Usually against the Gators we play them pretty close most of the game but they put together one 4 minute stretch where we make a bunch of turnovers and they go on a 12-1 run or something. If we continue to rebound and avoid that kind of spiral out of control we might have a chance at the end.


  5. we do have a shot. I didn’t think we had any chance last week at mizzou but 2 sec wins should give us some of the big mo we’ve been needing. dawgs 68 gaytors 63.


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