All other things being equal, an SEC basketball team should dominate a squad from the MEAC.
In years past, that might not have been what happened tonight in Athens. However, on this evening Tom Crean’s squad continued their peculiar habit of not stumbling against teams they should beat, easily handling the Delaware State Hornets, 101-65.
Once again the Bulldogs never trailed, scoring the game’s first five points before staking themselves to a twenty point halftime lead that only grew as the night wore on.
One encouraging aspect of the night’s performance was that freshman standout Anthony Edwards wasn’t the ringleader. AntMan was a quiet 3 of 7 from the field for 6 points.
Rayshaun Hammonds on the other hand went for a career high 26 points (including 11 in the first 5 minutes), and Amanze Ngumezi chipped in 16. A total of 12 Bulldogs scored on the night, with the Red and Black eclipsing the century mark for the first time since the 2018 season opener against Savannah State.
What does a 34 point win over Delaware State tell us about how good this team really is? Probably not a whole lot. But it’s still encouraging to see the young ‘Dawgs show up and take care of business when they’re supposed to.
They’ll return to action on Wednesday for a stiffer test in the Stege against Georgia Tech. Until later...