Hello again, friends. As Larry would have said, get the picture:
It’s been a rough few weeks for Georgia basketball. The ‘Dawgs now stand at 10-12 overall, and an abysmal 1-8 in SEC play. We’re not going anywhere for postseason play other than the Barnett Shoals Burger King (I hear they’ve got new monkey bars). Coach Crean sounds bewildered in his postgame remarks, and frankly I don’t blame him. While help may be on the way, we’re missing both the building blocks and the skilled labor to put our house in order.
There’s nothing to do at this point but get a little better every time out. There’s a corner up there somewhere, and we’re gonna turn that son-of-a-gun if it kills us. Today brings a showdown at the Stege with Ole Miss (15-7, 5-4 SEC). The Rebels are coming off a come-from-behind 75-71 win over Texas A&M which helped them snap a four game losing streak. The Rebs were led by Breein Tyree’s 22 points. At 18 points per game Tyree is Ole Miss’s leading scorer.
Ole Miss has struggled to shoot the ball consistently this season, which sounds right up our alley. But when the Rebels have gotten hot (as they did earlier this year in back-to-back wins over top 15 Auburn and Mississippi State squads) they’re as good as just about anyone.
Tipoff is at 1:00 p.m. Athens time on SEC Network. Until later . . .