Mark Fox's charges are coming off a rather sour home loss to Mississippi State. So what could be more fun than a trip to Columbia to face the Missouri Tigers, 12-3 overall and ranked 17th in the nation? The Fox Hounds will do just that.
The Athenians and Columbians have faced off on three previous occasions, all won by the crew from Mizzou. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the only Bulldog averaging double digits in scoring. If that holds it will be the first time in over 50 years that Georgia has had but a single double digit scorer on the season. That's just a little depressing. It's also a symptom of a lineup that has changed over the course of the season due to injury and poor performance. At some point the young guys Mark Fox has been working into the lineup may begin to gel. Let's hope so.
Fox is preaching patience, but he's preaching to a fan base which more and more appears skeptical of his status as the roundball Moses who will lead his people to the Promised Land. Or at least regular NCAA Tournament appearances. Is it likely that the Bulldogs will take down Mizzou in the schools' first matchup as conference mates? Nope. But if Georgia has been consistent at anything this season it's been inconsistency. Let's just tune in to see what happens. It might be roundball poetry. It might be like watching a gaggle of tipsy kangaroos try to light fireworks. Either way, you'll be doing it among friends. The game will be televised on the SEC Network, with the smooth stylings of Dave Neal, and is also available across the Bulldog Radio Network and on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 149.
Keep it classy, folks. We'll be back after the game to wrap things up, whether for better or worse. Until later...