Georgia Bulldogs are 0-3 in conference play this year. Right now, things are not looking good in Athens. Vanderbilt beat Georgia on Saturday 77-66 in Nashville. Georgia also lost to Florida in Gainesville and lost to Alabama in Athens. The Bulldogs will host Tennessee tomorrow night in Athens. This is not what coach Mark Fox wanted at the beginning of the season.
Georgia is also missing their lead scorer, Marcus Thornton. 6-7 Marcus Thornton injured his leg during a game against Furman on December 23. Georgia is looking for its first SEC win tomorrow. Georgia beat Tennessee the last time these two teams met. Georgia is 9-8, 0-3 in conference play; Tennessee is 8-9, 1-2 in conference play. Tennessee is in their 1st season under coach Cuonzo Martin. Coach Mark Fox will try to use Dustin Ware for the perimeter shooting. Georgia has been playing Tennessee in basketball every year since 1951.
Georgia Bulldogs will face Ole Miss on Saturday in Athens. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has averages 14.5 points per game. He has 246 points, with 86 field goal points this season. He has an average of 41.1 field goals per game. He will be the number 1 guy in tomorrow’s game. Mark Fox will count on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to score when there’s a chance. Also, Gerald Robinson who leads the team in assists per game will also have a major impact in tomorrow’s game. Gerald Robinson averages 3.4 assist per game and has a 43.8% in field goals. If Gerald Robinson, Dustin Ware, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have a big night, Georgia shouldn’t have any problems with Tennessee.
Georgia needs to beat Tennessee Volunteers in order to stay in the NCAA hunt for a tournament berth. That will be step 1 in order to keep themselves from falling any further in the conference.