Georgia Basketball: NCAA Tournament Ticket Within Bulldogs Reach

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Jan 31, 2015; College Station, TX, USA; Members of the Texas A&M Aggies corps of cadets cheer before a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Reed Arena. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The home court.

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Texas A&M is at home for this game where they are 3-1 in conference, the lone loss to Kentucky in double overtime. Georgia is 1-3 on the road in conference with a close loss to Kentucky and a disturbing loss to South Carolina.

The Georgia basketball team shrugged off the funk induced by Marcus Thornton’s concussion on Saturday afternoon. After poor inside play in Columbia against South Carolina and poor guard play against Kentucky, the Georgia backcourt asserted itself on offense and defense against the Volunteers. With Yante Maten benefitting from his Lexington baptism and Marcus Thornton back on track, Georgia appears to be almost whole again.

The Dawgs do have an issue with backcourt depth. During a week when Frazier, Gaines and Mann will need every practice minute available to prepare for the Aggies, Coach Fox may be forced to find rest for the trio. Taylor Echols has contributed points, defense and even a rebound or three while Cameron Forte has stepped up his offensive production and defensive IQ. But having Juwan Parker available to play at the shooting guard and small forward spot is a difference maker in the mid-conference dog days and there is no indication when he will be available.

Should the Aggies and the Bulldogs each play their typical game, expect the winning difference for Georgia to come down to one man.

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