"Raise The Flag Roundup" No. 2: Georgia Hoops

"Raise The Flag Roundup" No. 2: Georgia Hoops

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"Raise The Flag Roundup" No. 2: Georgia Hoops

An inside look at the Georgia Bulldogs men’s basketball season, so far


Mark Fox’s Georgia Bulldogs are off to their best start since the 2006 season.

It seemed as if the Georgia men’s basketball team (9-2) was bound for a rough week, however, everything changed on Tuesday night. After a horrible 72-62 loss to (6-6) Massachusetts on Saturday, the Dawgs returned home for two big games.

Georgia faced a mediocre Tech (5-5) team in Athens on Tuesday and put its fans into a very familiar buzz. Tech fans have good reason to be upset; the Jackets have failed to beat Georgia in any sport so far this this season.

The Dawgs were in a tight game with the Jackets in the first half, but swatted the bees in the second half. Georgia went on to win 80-59, reinstalling confidence in the squad, just in time for Temple.

Friday, Temple came rolling into Athens with a (7-3) record. The Dawgs (8-2)  rode the wave of energy from their thrashing of Tech into the Temple game. Georgia came out firing on all cylinders and went up by 19 at the half. The big lead at home was too much for the Owls to cover in the 2nd half, which the Dawgs were able to cover well. The Owls were knocking down countless threes, but the physicality of Georgia proved to be the difference. UGA held on and won 84-66. Hoop Dawgs improve to 9-2.

Fox’s squad has a little over a week to get ready for the next game at #7 Kentucky (9-1).

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