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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Georgia-LSU Notes

Just a few quick tidbits from the basketball game...

-- This is a pathetically sparse crowd. I've seen bigger at high school games.

-- Pete Herrmann got a sprinkling of applause for his home debut, but hardly anything resembling a ringing endorsement.

-- There's no TV for this game at all. Considering LSU is leading the West, how sad is that?

-- There is a group of shirtless students in the front row of the student section, one with the word "Bob" on his chest, the rest each sporting one letter of K-N-I-G-H-T. And no, the "Bob" kid isn't the fattest one (that honor goes to the 'I' wearing super tight jean shorts -- wait a minute, this isn't Florida!).

-- 8-0 run to end the half pulls Georgia to within four... 35-31.

-- Some stats of note: Georgia has nine turnovers and one assist in the first half; The Dawgs are 1-of-9 from 3. Of course, LSU isn't much better at 2-of-9; Trey Thompkins appears to be past his recent slump. He's 5-of-8 shooting in the half to lead UGA with 10 points; Marcus Thornton leads all scorers with 16; LSU has 15 points off Georgia's nine turnovers; Georgia has 11 second-chance points and leads the overall rebounding battle 18-17; The Dawgs shot 50% from the field in the first half, which has to be some kind of miracle.

-- Final score: 80-62. Story should be up on shortly. A few quick second-half notes: LSU started the half with a 26-8 run; Thompkins didn't score in the second half... second time that has happened in the last two weeks; Woodbury had 16 of Georgia's 31 in the second half; LSU had 25 points off turnovers; Thornton and Mitchell combined for 57 points; Georgia shot 26.7 percent in the second half, and it was actually uglier than that. The numbers are inflated by a Woodbury's hot shooting for a stretch once the game was already out of hand; Georgia was 5-of-22 from 3, but again, a couple of those came well after the game was in hand for LSU; Thompkins didn't get to the line once in this game, despite a concerted effort in the first half to get him the ball.

-- I'll have more updates tomorrow, but suffice it to say there was some very negative things said after this game. The chemistry on this team appears to be completely falling apart -- and there wasn't much there to begin with.


Anonymous said...

Was there a second half?

Michael A said...

David, I've been following your blog all day today. As always, great work. Not sure if they pay you for blogging, but you've definitely earned it today if they do. Thanks for keeping us informed.