Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dawgs vs Tigers, War Eagles and Plainsmen

Georgia (10-11, 2-6) vs. Auburn (11-12, 2-6)
Date / Time Wednesday, February 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET
Location Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum | Auburn, Ala.
Television Live regional coverage on CSS (Dave Baker and Daymeon Fishback)
Radio Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network (Atlanta: 750AM, Athens: 100.1 FM & 960 AM)
Internet Live audio on GXtra (subscription required), ESPN360.com

The Dawgs are still seeking their first road win and the team down 85 seems just like the team to provide us that win. Downside is the Dawgs are coming off the huge win of Vandy. Which by the way makes us 2-0 versus the state of Tennessee. But I believe the team is on the verge of crossing that line, one that all the SEC coaches are worried about. The one that gives the Dawgs to confidence to win on the road and how to hold a lead.

So what can the Dawgs expect as they take on AU:

  • Home Court advantage

Games in Athens: UGA leads 58-22
Games in Auburn: AU leads 55-22
Neutral-Court Games: AU leads 9-7

  • Auburn is planning an orange out. Guess they are pulling out all the stops
  • 6 Common opponents this each. Each beat AU, we have wins over Vandy and TN
  • AU is getting 70 points per in SEC play
  • 4 players averaging more that 12 points per in SEC play
  • Not much off the Bench
  • AU is getting 62% from Free Throws (SEC Play)
  • AU is grabbing 35 boards a gome

So the Dawgs need to crash the boards, use their fouls wisely and play within themselves. This is a common theme this year, so the same still applies.

Vote for Travis

The SEC Sports office has a poll on its main page about “Who is the best dunker in the SEC.” Well the easy choice is Travis Leslie, but apparently folks think it is Wall out of Kentucky. Below are the current standings. So get out there and vote for the Highlight Film #2. (‘Nique was #1 for those out of the know)

Go to http://www.secsports.com/default.aspx to vote



If you have forgotten what it looks like, here are a few reminders

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Dawgs vs Dores

Georgia (9-11, 1-6) vs. Vanderbilt (17-4, 6-1)
Date / TimeSaturday, February 6 at 8:00 p.m. EST
LocationStegeman Coliseum | Athens, Ga.
TelevisionLive regional coverage on FSN South (Dave Neal and Larry Conley)
RadioGeorgia Bulldogs Radio Network (Atlanta: 750AM, Athens: 100.1 FM & 960 AM)
InternetLive audio on GXtra (subscription required)

Time for a rebound to the Tennessee curse. Since beating the Vols at home the Dawgs have failed to secure a victory at home or on the road. Tonight they take on #18 Vandy. So get out of the cold and watch the dawgs take to the court. If you can't make it, just open a cold one.
Some notes from georgiadogs.com
A geographical breakdown of the series follows:
Games in Athens: UGA leads 32-26
Games in Nashville: VU leads 49-13
Neutral-Court Games: VU leads 5-3
A couple other notes about Leslie: of the top 20 rebounders in the SEC, he is the shortest at 6’4” and the only one listed as a guard. Leslie has attempted just nine 3-point shots in 46 collegiate games and has made four. Two of his makes came Wednesday night in the Arkansas game.
The Bulldogs’ per-game scoring average through six SEC games (72.4 ppg) is actually 4.4 points higher than their overall average. That’s a rarity indeed; not since 2001 has a Georgia team’s final SEC-games average been higher than its final overall scoring average.

The Commodores, who are 3-1 on the road in SEC play this year, are looking to match a Stallings-era best (since 1999-00) for most road wins in a season at Georgia on Saturday. Vanderbilt won four road games in the 2005-06 campaign, and last started 4-1 on the road in league play in 1966-67.
In Vanderbilt's last 12 games, the Commodores are 11-1 in those games and are averaging 82.2 points per game is shooting 52.0% in that span. A.J. Ogilvy and Jermaine Beal have led the team in scoring in those games with 14.8 points per contest apiece. The team also has 190 assists against only 165 turnovers, and is knocking down 42.6% of its shots from beyond-the-arc in their last 12 games. FreshmanJohn Jenkins has led the way from three, converting on 57.9% of his three-point attempts (33-for-57).

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dawgs vs Hawgs

Georgia (9-10, 1-5) vs. Arkansas (10-11, 3-3)
Date / Time Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. EST
Location Stegeman Coliseum | Athens, Ga.
Television Live regional coverage on CSS (Dave Baker and Litterial Green)
Radio Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network (Atlanta: 750AM, Athens: 100.1 FM & 960 AM)
Internet Live audio on GXtra (subscription required)

Now that the buzz over at the Dogma Hall is calming down after signing day, it’s time to look at the sport at Georgia that is up and coming. The band wagon is getting full and tonight looks to be a great night for a win.

The Razorbacks come in one game under .500 and even in the conference, but have one of the most improved scorers in the league in Rotnei Clarke.

For the Dawgs, it will be nice to return home. This would be the first home game since the HUGE victory on the Vols and then falling to the Gators by 16 and the Gamecocks by 1. So we are still struggling on the road, but have been in nearly every game. So that first win away from the Steg will come.

So the key tonight will be to maintain our stats where we are already leading. Free Throw and Offensive Rebounding. We need to step up on defensive tonight and make sure we use our inside guys and their fouls correctly. The Hawgs are getting over 78 points a game in SEC and today the Dawgs can’t run that high. We just don’t have the supporting bench to play in game near 80.

So if you are in town for signing day, stop by the Steg for a good game.