Rockin' Rob Sherrrell's, slap in the middle of signing day, Uga Hoop Dawgs report
Posted on Feb 6, 2013 by Rob Sherrell |
Welcome to the Bulldawg Illustrated Hoops Report.
It’s like Alice in Wonderland if by Alice you me “Hot Team” and by Wonderland you mean “in Athens”. After beating the ‘Cocks in Columbia to win our third straight SEC game for the first time since 2003, our Dawgs are feeling pretty good about themselves. However, let’s not kid anyone yet. We’re merely beating bad teams at present. Does that automatically make us good? Of course not. But it does feel good.
We’ve been pounding home two tenets the last three of four weeks.
First, there are some really bad teams in the SEC. We’ve got ten SEC games left. Three are against team with winning records. So there are a lot of wins out there for the taking. Second, we’ve only have a limited number of players that can consistently contribute. So keep those guys on the floor. I know it sounds simple, but we play some guys in extended minutes when they have no business being on the floor other than spelling our starters. When you put our best players on the floor against mediocre competition in the SEC, you’ve got a good chance at winning ugly basketball games. And let’s face it … we all like to win!
Before we explain how to beat our next opponent, let’s recap how the Carolina chickens got taken to the woodshed, I mean the slaughterhouse. The Dawgs and ’Cocks traded blows, well really just small slaps on the wrist, in the first half and we found ourselves down one at halftime. However, the Dawgs put together what was the their best offensive half of the conference schedule. We put up 38 points, limited the turnovers, and made nice passes pay off with easy buckets. KCP lead the way again with 19. The two freshmen Gaines and Mann scored 11 each. Florveous and Dixon combined for two points. But we still won despite their efforts.
Up next is Tennessee. They’re not as bad as the last few teams we’ve played. The good thing for UGA is when UT struggles to score, they generally lose as well. So it’s imperative we play good defense early and not let them get in a rhythm. They scored 36 in a game earlier this year. The crazy thing is the Vols only lost by one. On the road in the SEC, a lot of times you only want to stay close. In a game like this, it’s imperative to do so because a lead of eight points is monumental to teams averaging 60 a game in conference play. We’ve also got to eliminate these turnovers. We’ve only had 13 against the ‘Cocks, but that’s still three more than we should allow.
Lastly, let’s hope Coach Fox keeps the talent on the floor. We’ve got six or seven solid contributors. No reason for anyone else to get extended minutes. These guys are young. They can play 30-35 minutes a game.
So whether you care or not, this is a big game. We could get to 5-4 in conference. While that’s an average record in a bad league, it’s still a winning record. But we know how to bottom feed. We’re turning it into an art. And with a little more confidence, we may start top feeding. But for right now, let stay focused on Knoxville. They are just one more shrimp on our crustacean buffet!
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February 26: 2013 Signing Day/Pre-spring
April 23: Spring Football
June 4: 2013 Football Preview
July 23: SEC Preview/Media Days
August 13: Fall Camp Update
August 27: Clemson
September 3: South Carolina
September 17: North Texas
September 24: LSU
October 1: Tennessee
October 8: Missouri
October 15: Vandy
October 29: Georgia/Florida
November 5: Appalachian State
November 12: Auburn
November 19: Kentucky
November 26: Tech
December 10: Bowl Preview