I will admit that I'm not the most attentive basketball fan in the world, but, if I'm reading the schedule correctly, it seems that Mark Fox's Georgia Bulldogs are slated to take on Bruce Pearl's Tennessee Volunteers in Stegeman Coliseum at 5:00 this afternoon. The Fox Hounds come into the game trailing a three-game losing streak in a trio of closely-contested contests against quality competition.
Andy Landers's Lady Dogs just last week knocked off longtime nemesis Pat Summitt's Lady Vols, and double-dipping the solid Tennessee roundball squads will be a tall order indeed, but, as Rocky Top Talk respectfully notes:
"This ain't the old Georgia. These guys are good." And unfortunately for us, they're also due. . . .
Stat you don't want to mess with: Georgia leads the SEC in free throw percentage.
Georgia is young, and while Mark Fox didn't get the publicity that went to John Calipari and Anthony Grant, Nevada won the WAC four times in his five years there.
(I can't help noting that, once Lane Kiffin was gone, a Dooley was hired, and everyone calmed down, the Tennessee fans went back to being a reasonable, civil, and classy bunch. Welcome back from that year-long bender, guys. We forgive you, and you're welcome.)
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