Georgia Basketball: 5 Improvements the Bulldogs Must Make in SEC Tournament

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Feb 28, 2015; Athens, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers guard Keith Shamburger (14) dribbles against Georgia Bulldogs guard J.J. Frazier (30) during the game at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia defeated Missouri 68-44. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Zone defense

From the season’s outset, the Bulldog’s proved to be a formidable man-to-man defensive club. But as the season wore on and injuries confronted the short Bulldog bench, the Bulldog defense became more inventive, employing variations of the classic three-two and two-three zone defenses.

While Georgia took its lumps before becoming effective in the zone, the Bulldogs nevertheless learned how to play together and to tweak the zone defensive schemes.

The Dawgs will battle familiar foes in the SEC Tourney and an additional defensive tool is essential. And in the NCAA Tournament, talented and skilled offensive opponents will call for a high quality zone option.

Improving the zone defense builds on the Dawgs defensive strength. Georgia must continue to refine and tweak its zone defense, improving both individual and team effort.

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