Georgia Basketball: Handing Out the Bulldogs Mid-Term Grades

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Dec 21, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Seton Hall Pirates guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) tries to control the ball against Georgia Bulldogs forward Nemanja Djurisic (42) during the second half at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia defeated Seton Hall 65-47. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Defense: A-

Georgia’s opponents are scoring 65 points per game and 56% of D1 schools are allowing fewer points. Interesting, but not as meaningful as opponents shooting success. Once again we’ll draw a plumb line and grade on the bell curve.

Dawg opponents are only shooting 38% from the field and Georgia is defending better than 90% of all D1 schools – A.

Georgia opponents are shooting only 29% on from behind the 3-point arc, and the Dawgs are defending the three pointer better than 85% of all D1 teams – B.

Despite taking only 7 steals a game, the Dawgs shooting defense numbers considered along with Georgia’s rebounding numbers prove Georgia to be an excellent defensive team.

There is nothing the Georgia basketball team does better than defend.

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