Georgia Basketball: What We Learned From the UGA Cagers in 2015

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Mar 20, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; The Georgia Bulldogs band performs before the game against the Michigan State Spartans in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

It was a good year for Georgia basketball. Not only was the team successful and entertaining, but the fans received an education.

Winning is fun. When you win, fans are more pleasant to each other and friendships are preserved.

When you win the popcorn tastes better and the coke doesn’t go flat. You forget the price of gas and the in-laws are more agreeable.

When you win, you can’t wait to get to work the next day and glow, “We won.” Winning is just plain fun.

This was a fun year for Georgia basketball. The Stegeman Coliseum rocked, the team won twenty games and fans traveled to the NCAA Tournament. While the game fell in the loss column, the Bulldogs thrilled the Georgia Nation with a splendid 35 minute effort against the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats.

Some bad things also happened this season. The Dawgs lost to Tech – that’s about as bad as it gets.  The Bulldogs traveled to New York only to be skunked in Madison Square Garden during the pre-season NIT. As the Bulldogs were poised for a mid-season run, the wheels came off in losses to lowly Auburn and South Carolina. But each time the Dawgs faltered and lost their way, they regained their footing and returned to solid ground.

While Georgia basketball has had its moments, 20 win seasons are rare. It would take an adjustment, but Georgia fans would love to become accustomed to winning 20 games each year. Let’s start the educational process by discussing a few of the things we learned from the 2015 Georgia basketball season.

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