Georgia Basketball: Final 2014-15 Grades Are In

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Mar 20, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Georgia Bulldogs guard Kenny Gaines (12) reacts during the second half 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

Final grades are in for Georgia basketball.

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There were plenty of highs this year for the 2015 Georgia basketball team. Twenty regular season wins, a trip to the SEC Tourney semis and an NCAA bid reveal a program on the rise. The team won six of nine SEC road games and enjoyed significant non-conference wins over Seton Hall and Kansas State.

There were plenty of lows as well. You can’t get lower than losing to Tech. The season opening loss to the Jackets will sting until the Dawgs can tip it off against the Jackets again. Poor Auburn and South Carolina teams caught the Dawgs on the jaw and sent them reeling for two bad losses. And with a chance to make some noise in the college basketball Mecca of Madison Square Garden, the Dawgs lost two of two games.  The lows paint a different picture – a program reeling.

So which way do the Dawgs go – up or down? Before moving on to predict the future, Dawn of the Dawg assigns final grades.

At the midterm, Dawn of the Dawg evaluated rebounding, point guard play, shooting, post play, defense, improvement, home play, and road play. The final mid-term grade was B-. But the Dawgs followed our recommendations and dramatically improved the free throw shooting of Charles Mann and Marcus Thornton as well as the overall offensive effort of Nemi Djurisic. Charles Mann made the overall individual improvement needed as well.

For our final grade, Dawn of the Dawg gathered marks for Georgia’s effort on offense, defense, rebounding, free throw shooting, and coaching. Here are the grades Georgia earned.

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