If this isn't rock bottom for Georgia it has to be close. The Bulldogs turned in one of their worst offensive performances of the season in a 59-54 loss to Vanderbilt at Stegeman Coliseum.
Offensively, Georgia struggled from the outset and a few late baskets prevented it from being worse. The Bulldogs shot 15-55 for the game which equates to just over 27 percent. With Vanderbilt sitting in a zone for most of the game, Georgia fired away from the outside while making one of their first 17 attempts from three-point range. They would finish 4-23. Despite that futility, they were able to remain within striking distance for the entire game.
Charles Mann snapped out of his recent slump to finish with 20 points on 5-10 shooting. He regained his form from the free throw line going 9-11 after struggling at Kentucky on Saturday. Brandon Morris finished with 12 points while no other Georgia player had more than six. Mann and Morris combined to go 8-17 from the floor. The rest of the team was just 7-38. Freshman Juwan Parker started at shooting guard for the Bulldogs and went 0-10.
Vanderbilt wasn't much better although their six point lead in the second half looked to be the equivalent of a 20 point lead given Georgia's offensive struggles. Rod Odom led the Commodores with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Dai-Jon Parker added 15 while Kyle Fuller finished with 13.
Georgia was able to stay in the game thanks to 14 offensive rebounds and a lot of free throw attempts. The Bulldogs edged out Vanderbilt 38-35 in total rebounds but had a 14-4 edge on the offensive end. Georgia was also 20-27 from the free throw line.
However, the lack of an ability to even get a good look at the basket did in the Bulldogs who recorded just three assists in the entire game. That isn't winning basketball and it really doesn't matter who you are playing.
Georgia will try to regroup on Saturday when they hit the road for a matchup at Auburn.