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Can Hoop Hounds Regroup Against Struggling Aggies?

NCAA Basketball: Georgia at Alabama Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs (10-13, 1-9 SEC) return to the court this evening following the most eventful week in recent program memory.

On Saturday Georgia dropped a lethargic 80-64 decision at home to Ole Miss that prompted Tom Crean to extemporate perhaps a bit too much on his players’ effort. Crean walked back and clarified his comments on his weekly call with writers, which may have helped smooth things (along with a reported hour long Sunday team meeting).

Crean also earned himself some brownie points by landing perhaps the nation’s top hoops recruit for the class of 2019, shooting guard Anthony Edwards out of Atlanta. While it won’t help him tonight in College Station, that pickup certainly made fans forget for at least a little while about his team’s continued struggles on the court.

Speaking of teams struggling, the Aggies have not had a great run in conference play themselves. The Aggies (9-13, 2-8 SEC) pulled out a win at Missouri over the weekend to claim their first conference victory in their last seven outings. Yay momentum!

The Aggies haven’t won back-to-back games since December, much like the Bulldogs. That’s not where the Texas A&M faithful hoped to be under eighth year head coach Billy Kennedy. So to say this is a matchup of teams hungry for a win would be an understatement.

I expect Coach Crean’s squad will come out with some added enthusiasm for this one, the question is whether it will be enough to deliver the W. We’ve reached the point at which it’s pretty clear the postseason is going to be a spectator sport for the ‘Dawgs. But it would be nice to get some wins down the stretch to build a little momentum for 2019-2020.

You can watch tonight’s game on the SEC Network with tip-off at 7:00 pm Athens time. Until later...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!