Georgia came out the New Year’s break a team looking to solidify a March Madness resume. Now they’re just hoping not to find a new and innovative way to lose an SEC basketball game.
After trailing most of the way before losing to a previously hapless Ole Miss squad, then blowing a 20 point lead to a struggling Missouri team, Georgia next takes on a Texas A&M team they legitimately could beat if only they can stay out of their own way. The Aggies (10-9, 4-3 SEC) have won two of their last five. But those were close wins over a Tennessee team Georgia also handled and the Missouri bunch who Georgia, well, I still don’t quite have words for it. But I think the ‘Dawgs probably couldn’t have beaten them too.
It would probably help if Rayshaun Hammonds could get shed of whatever voodoo curse was placed on him prior to the Ole Miss game. Hammonds averaged 14 points a game through the first 18 games of the season. In the last two he’s 1 of 9 from the field for a total of 4 points. That’s not ideal. Anthony Edwards on the other hand played all 40 minutes of the Missouri game, notching the first double/double of his collegiate career with 23 points and 10 rebounds. And while it’s nice to know he has the stamina to play a ton of minutes, it would also be nice to be able to sit him for at least a few and still generate points.
Tipoff will be at 1:00 Athens time with television coverage on the SEC Network. Until later....