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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Georgia-LSU Notes

Just a few quick tidbits from the basketball game...

-- This is a pathetically sparse crowd. I've seen bigger at high school games.

-- Pete Herrmann got a sprinkling of applause for his home debut, but hardly anything resembling a ringing endorsement.

-- There's no TV for this game at all. Considering LSU is leading the West, how sad is that?

-- There is a group of shirtless students in the front row of the student section, one with the word "Bob" on his chest, the rest each sporting one letter of K-N-I-G-H-T. And no, the "Bob" kid isn't the fattest one (that honor goes to the 'I' wearing super tight jean shorts -- wait a minute, this isn't Florida!).

-- 8-0 run to end the half pulls Georgia to within four... 35-31.

-- Some stats of note: Georgia has nine turnovers and one assist in the first half; The Dawgs are 1-of-9 from 3. Of course, LSU isn't much better at 2-of-9; Trey Thompkins appears to be past his recent slump. He's 5-of-8 shooting in the half to lead UGA with 10 points; Marcus Thornton leads all scorers with 16; LSU has 15 points off Georgia's nine turnovers; Georgia has 11 second-chance points and leads the overall rebounding battle 18-17; The Dawgs shot 50% from the field in the first half, which has to be some kind of miracle.

-- Final score: 80-62. Story should be up on Macon.com shortly. A few quick second-half notes: LSU started the half with a 26-8 run; Thompkins didn't score in the second half... second time that has happened in the last two weeks; Woodbury had 16 of Georgia's 31 in the second half; LSU had 25 points off turnovers; Thornton and Mitchell combined for 57 points; Georgia shot 26.7 percent in the second half, and it was actually uglier than that. The numbers are inflated by a Woodbury's hot shooting for a stretch once the game was already out of hand; Georgia was 5-of-22 from 3, but again, a couple of those came well after the game was in hand for LSU; Thompkins didn't get to the line once in this game, despite a concerted effort in the first half to get him the ball.

-- I'll have more updates tomorrow, but suffice it to say there was some very negative things said after this game. The chemistry on this team appears to be completely falling apart -- and there wasn't much there to begin with.

10 comments:

watcher16 said...

I was really hoping people would show up in support tonight....

We've been referenced as a possible sleeping giant in bball, but right now it's probably more like a sleeping platypus...

David said...

Out of town, Whats the score?

David Hale said...

35-23 LSU with 4 mins to play first half... and the crowd has actually started to fill out a little. Still nothing impressive though, that's for sure.

watcher16 said...

Cuse lookin good vs the 'eers Dave

watcher16 said...

Also looks like we were prematurely excited about that great first half shooting percentage...

JakeUGAalum83 said...

haha... thanks for the visual of the Bob K-N-I-G-H-T students. That is awesome!

I'm listening to the game on WSB radio. Dawgs down by 16 with less than 4 min to play :(

Bernie said...

...this could be an "o-for" SEC season...UGH!

Anonymous said...

This is exactly why I questioned a mid-season firing of felton. He definitely needed to be let go, but why in the middle of the season. This team is getting worse.

It can't help us get a jump on recruiting a new coach when all of the coaches we are interested in are not available for interviews until after the season is over.

I really hate this for our players. They deserve better.

rbubp said...

Anon 2:54, while I love and support our players, I think they are lucky to be playing in a major conference program.

The Watch Dawg said...

Anon@2:54:

We would have lost this game with Felton too. You're kidding yourself if you think it would have been any different.