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

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Feb 25, 2015; Oxford, MS, USA; Georgia Bulldogs guard Kenny Gaines (12) guard J.J. Frazier (30) and forward Marcus Thornton (2) during the game against Mississippi Rebels at C.M Tad Smith Coliseum. Georgia Bulldogs beat Mississippi Rebels 76-72. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports


The Dawgs must get healthy and stay healthy.

The Bulldogs need Kenny Gaines back and effective. Juwan Parker must play through his Achilles injury. J. J. Frazier must get over his broken hand. Kenny Paul Geno needs to play unencumbered by his wrist injury. An additional injury cannot happen.

Fortunately, the Dawgs earned a double-bye in the SEC Tournament for the second consecutive season and will have nearly a full week off before playing.

Some teams, fearing the loss of game conditioning and timing, may prefer to play sooner, but not Georgia. Georgia has a short bench and is long on injuries. A veteran team like the Dawgs can risk timing and conditioning issues for the benefit of rest and recovery. And with the campus on spring break and the team unconstrained by NCAA practice and meeting restrictions, the Bulldogs can work out, meet and rest with little compromise.

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