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The Optimistic Future of Georgia Bulldogs Basketball

As a seemingly disappointing Georgia Bulldogs basketball season drew to a close, students and alumni already began looking towards the next football season while somewhat overlooking the hard working Bulldog teams with seasons in between the days of pigskin. More specifically, the UGA basketball team wasn’t talked up much despite a strong amount of solid returning players and...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NCAA Second-Round Recaps - Charlotte Regional

By Brian Wilmer@sportsmatters(Note:  Check back here throughout the day for capsule looks at each of the day's second-round tournament games in the Charlotte regional.) Michigan State 70, Georgia 63 Postgame press conferences:  LINK The first game of the day in NCAA round two action in Charlotte went to the Spartans.  Michigan State went on a number of long runs, including a...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Table setter: Bulldogs-Spartans, first of four in Charlotte

Send to Kindle   (7) Michigan State vs. (10) Georgia –  Sparty Speak: Michigan State won 8 of it’s last 10 to come into the tournament on a role after losing the Big Ten final to Wisconsin. When they were 15-10 after a 59-54 loss at Illinois on Feb. 7, the Spartans had fallen to 15-10 and tournament opportunities were teetering.   “Our back were against the wall,” said...
Via College Chalktalk
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 21 Arkansas beats Georgia in SEC semifinal

  The Arkansas Razorbacks came to Music City wanting to win a Southeastern Conference Tournament championship, and now they have their chance. They just have to go through top-ranked and undefeated Kentucky. ''There's been a tremendous history with Arkansas and Kentucky, and of course they're playing at another level right now,'' Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said about Kentucky...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia holds off South Carolina 74-62 at SEC Tournament

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Yante Maten scored six straight points down the stretch putting Georgia ahead to stay, and the third-seeded Bulldogs beat South Carolina 74-62 Friday night in the Southeastern Conference Tournament quarterfinals. The last team to play thanks to a double bye, the Bulldogs (21-10) joined No. 21 Arkansas in avoiding the upset bug here. Not that it was easy against...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia heads to SEC tournament with strong NCAA standing

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia may already have secured its spot in the NCAA tournament field. All the same, senior Nemanja Djurisic doesn't want to leave anything to chance in the Southeastern Conference tournament. ''That's something we're not sure of,'' Djurisic said Tuesday. ''We'd rather take care of our destiny and control what we can, and that's winning the next game, and doing...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky overcomes nine-point hole to beat Georgia, stay perfect

  No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact, beating Georgia 72-64 on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (30-0, 17-0 Southeastern Conference) had won their previous five games by an average of 24 points. They were really challenged in this one by Georgia (19-10, 10-7), which had the sellout crowd roaring when Yante Maten tipped in...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky-Georgia Preview

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - With a perfect regular season in sight, No. 1 Kentucky looks downright unstoppable. Georgia is the next team standing in the way, hoping to somehow trip up the Wildcats. Good luck with that. The team the Bulldogs will be hosting on Tuesday night has won its first 29 games, looking very much like one of the greatest groups in college basketball history. ''There...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t forget Georgia and Marcus Thornton

My Monday column about how Kentucky’s opponents have not always been at full strength when facing the Cats contained one glaring omission. Georgia was without leading scorer and rebounder Marcus Thornton when the Bulldogs lost 69-58 at Rupp Arena on … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
February 09, 2015

Georgia Basketball: Journey to the tourney series

The Georgia Men’s basketball team has had a rough go of it in the past couple of weeks. After winning five straight SEC contests and jumping into second place in the league, the Bulldogs have unsuccessfully battled the injury bug and dropped their last two on the road bringing them to 14-7 (5-4 SEC). It all started when Kenny Paul Geno, a sophomore getting rotational bench minutes...
Via isportsweb.com
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 1 Kentucky survives stubborn Georgia to remain unbeaten

  Andrew Harrison and Karl-Anthony Towns combined for 38 points and scored key baskets down the stretch to help top-ranked Kentucky survive pesky Georgia 69-58 on Tuesday night. Twice on the verge of running away from a Georgia squad playing its second straight game without leading scorer and rebounder Marcus Thornton (concussion), the Wildcats needed both starters to fend off the...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cats send Georgia Back to the the Dawghouse with a Loss

That’s right the Georgia Bulldogs left their game in Georgia as they were no match for the Cats tonight.  Georgia had way to many turnovers, no Marcus Thornton, not enough man power and just Kentucky. UK moves to 22-0 and just keep rolling through the conference as they are now 9-0 in the SEC. The […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia-Kentucky Preview

Kentucky faces another short-handed team in its quest to remain the nation's lone unbeaten. The top-ranked Wildcats will also try to extend their home dominance against Georgia, which will be without top scorer and rebounder Marcus Thornton again for Tuesday night's SEC matchup. Kentucky (21-0, 8-0) won 70-55 on Saturday against an Alabama team that was missing its second-leading...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia's Thornton to miss game at Kentucky with concussion

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Senior forward Marcus Thornton, who leads Georgia in scoring and rebounds, will miss Tuesday night's game at No. 1 Kentucky as he continues to recover from a concussion. Georgia's five-game winning streak ended as Thornton was held out of the Bulldogs' 67-50 loss at South Carolina on Saturday. He suffered the injury in a home win over Vanderbilt on Jan. 27. Georgia...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia could be without best player vs. Kentucky, who likely will be down Trey Lyles

Georgia  entered this past Saturday in on a five-game winning streak and had won its last five against South Carolina, but the Bulldogs played without leading scorer and rebound Marcus Thornton. Without their best player, who remained home with a concussion, Georgia was easily dispatched by the Gamecocks, 67-50. Now, Thorton could be out for Tuesday’s […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia wins 5th straight in SEC, beating Vanderbilt 70-62

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Nemanja Djurisic scored 15 points, Marcus Thornton added 14 and Georgia stretched its Southeastern Conference winning streak to five in a row with a 70-62 victory over Vanderbilt on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs (14-5, 5-2 SEC) broke open a tight game with a 9-0 run early in the second half, capped by Yante Maten's three-point play. Georgia got plenty of production...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia Basketball: Journey to the tourney

The Georgia basketball team (13-4, 4-2 SEC) took down Mississippi State (9-10, 2-4 SEC) 72-66 on Saturday afternoon in Starkville behind an impressive 37 point performance from sophomore JJ Frazier. Going 12-14 from the field including 7-7 from beyond the arc, it was a career day for Frazier who came into the game averaging just 9 points. Frazier’s 7 made three pointers without...
Via isportsweb.com
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia wins 3rd straight in SEC, 69-64 over Ole Miss

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Marcus Thornton scored 16 points and came up with a huge steal late in the game, helping Georgia rally for its third straight Southeastern Conference win with a 69-64 triumph over Mississippi on Tuesday night. Georgia (12-5, 3-2) trailed 31-25 at halftime and couldn't hit much of anything with Ole Miss packing the inside with a zone defense. But the Bulldogs found...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia Basketball snaps Gators 24 SEC game winning streak

  ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia basketball team got a much needed win over their SEC rival Florida Gators this past weekend, 73-61. Led by senior Marcus Thornton and junior Kenny Gaines, the duo scored 16 a piece in a game that ended the Gators 24 SEC game winning streak. Sophomore J.J. Frazier and junior Charles Mann also were in double figures to guide the Dawgs to victory....
Via isportsweb.com
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida falls to Georgia for first SEC loss since 2013 conference tourney

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Marcus Thornton and Kenny Gaines scored 16 points apiece and Georgia, which never trailed, beat Florida 73-61 on Saturday to end the Gators' streak of 24 straight wins in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia (11-5, 2-2 SEC) scored the first 12 points. Florida cut the deficit to two points early in the second half but couldn't complete the comeback. Florida (10...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia ends Florida's 24-game SEC win streak, 73-61

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Marcus Thornton and Kenny Gaines scored 16 points apiece and Georgia, which never trailed, beat Florida 73-61 on Saturday to end the Gators' streak of 24 straight wins in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia (11-5, 2-2 SEC) scored the first 12 points. Florida cut the deficit to two points early in the second half but couldn't complete the comeback. Florida (10-7...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida falls to Georgia for first SEC loss since 2013 conference tourney

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Marcus Thornton and Kenny Gaines scored 16 points apiece and Georgia, which never trailed, beat Florida 73-61 on Saturday to end the Gators' streak of 24 straight wins in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia (11-5, 2-2 SEC) scored the first 12 points. Florida cut the deficit to two points early in the second half but couldn't complete the comeback. Florida (10...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia snaps 2-game SEC skid by beating Vanderbilt 70-67

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kenny Gaines scored 17 points, and the Georgia Bulldogs hit nine of their final 10 free throws Wednesday night in holding off Vanderbilt 70-67 for their first Southeastern Conference win this season. With the win, the Bulldogs (10-5, 1-2) also snapped a nine-game skid to Vanderbilt overall with their first win at Memorial Gym since the 2005-06 season and only...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

LSU beats Georgia 87-84 in double overtime

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Tim Quarterman scored a career-high 27 points as LSU came away Saturday with an 87-84 double-overtime victory against Georgia. Georgia went ahead 82-80 in the second overtime on Charles Mann's free throws. After Keith Hornsby made 1 of 2 free throws, LSU (12-3, 1-1 SEC) took the lead for good at 83-82 on Jalyn Patterson's foul shots. Hornsby again made 1 of...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 23 Arkansas rallies to edge Georgia in SEC opener

  Bobby Portis scored 21 points, Michael Qualls added 15 and No. 23 Arkansas rallied from a first-half deficit of 13 points to beat Georgia 79-75 on Tuesday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for each team. Arkansas (12-2, 1-0 SEC) needed a strong second half for its sixth straight win. The Razorbacks played from behind before taking their first lead with about 6 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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