Dawgs Beat the Rebels
Photo: Joshua L. Jones AP
By: Joshua Grosh
What a few days off can change. Georgia won this game outright and in rather sure fashion – never really in doubt at most points in the game despite the slow start in the game. If there was a complaint to be had, it would be that Georgia did start slow because on the wrong day a team could have easily put Georgia in a hole early. Yet, when Georgia got going, boy did Georgia get going. By the end of the first half, Yante had 14 points (though he unfortunately cooled off in the second half with only one more point) and Harris already had 8 points thanks in part to two 3-point shots. In fact, by the end of the game, Georgia had four players break 10 points: Yante Maten (15), Derek Ogbeide (14), Jordan Harris (12), and Juwan Parker (18). Georgia did shoot well relatively tonight with 42.1% of field goals and 36.8% of three pointers – but the better point is how Georgia limited Ole Miss shooting wise. Georgia held the Rebels to just 35.7% on field goals and an impressive 23.1% on three pointers – something the Ole Miss offense loves to go for. Georgia held Ole Miss to only two players breaking the 10-point mark and drew 23 fouls from the Rebels to put Ole Miss into a further bind. Georgia won comfortably 71-60 for its first in conference victory to move to 10-3 on the season.
Top Players for Georgia:
Juwan Parker: 18 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, no fouls, 4-4 on three pointers.
Yante Maten: 15 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 fouls.
Derek Ogbeide: 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 fouls.
Georgia welcomes Alabama to Stegeman Coliseum at 12 P.M. on Saturday, January 6th on the SEC Network. Alabama is 9-5 on the season and will be coming off a loss to Vanderbilt. Georgia is currently the favorite to win the match up. It will be a good way to start off a weekend going into the UGA-Alabama national championship game.