The weekend may have been a disaster for the Hoop Dawgs. In other parts of the Georgia athletics spectrum, the results were much better.
The Lady Dawgs came alive in the second half as women’s basketball took a 61-50 win against Auburn. Georgia, now 11-7 overall and 2-3 in SEC play, outscored Auburn’s bench 34-4 and enjoyed a big afternoon from Shaniya Jones.
Always a good result for @CoachJoniTaylor when she brings her daughter, Jacie, to the presser. Jacie said 'I want to go to media!' when seeing her mom, and Taylor said this was 'just for Brandon' since I missed her first appearance this season. Jacie smiled and winked throughout. pic.twitter.com/87ar3INdZ9— Brandon Sudge (@brandonsudge) January 19, 2020
Georgia led for the first time 34-33 in the third quarter and inched away from there. The win came at a good time for Georgia as it has upcoming games against top-ranked South Carolina and No. 23 Arkansas coming up.
It couldn’t have been a much better weekend in Savannah for the Ice Dawgs. Now only did they grind out a thrilling shootout win over Georgia Tech, but Georgia also captured the Thrasher Cup at the Savannah Hockey Classic, rallying from being down 3-1 to force OT before taking the win. Jack Ryan, Aaron Phillips and Jackson Katz collected goals for the Dawgs. Katz also had a goal and two assists in Friday’s 6-2 win against Florida.
Georgia has now won the most titles of the event, nine total, one ahead of the Yellow Jackets.
The Ice Dawgs are at Clemson on Friday and host Tennessee on Jan. 31.
Men’s tennis opens its season today at 2 pm against Kennesaw State. The women meanwhile host the ITA Classic on Jan. 25-26.
With highly-touted pitching and preseason top-ten predictions, much is expected of the Diamond Dawgs. And that expectation has trickled down to Georgia fans. UGA has announced that season tickets for this year are sold out, while single-game tickets will also be available.
Georgia opens the season Feb. 14.