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Old 11-11-2021, 08:32 PM   #1
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Very tough game to predict but I think the crowd and defense brings us a Win

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Old 11-11-2021, 09:20 PM   #2
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Of the 10 players who featured in Georgia's first game, 8 were brand new to the program and the other 2 were deep bench players last season.

They appear to be a lot less talented than the team that blew us out in Athens last season.

FIU, who finished #292 in KenPom last season, played them close up until the final minute on Tuesday. Georgia shot the ball a lot worse from the field than we did as well.

I'm not expecting a big offensive turnaround from our opener but I still think we win comfortably.
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Old 11-12-2021, 11:23 AM   #3
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Should be a good eye test game to see how we can do against like athletes and size etc. We definitely overmatched Evansville in that respect but either way I expect to see the same type of aggression on D and at the rim. Some of our pick and roll dunks might be better contested etc. I expect we will get fouled a lot. Would like to see Newman try to get to the rack more in this game. Mikey's speed might be more useful in a game with better athletes...because he is still fast enough to get by most defenders.
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Old 11-12-2021, 10:01 PM   #4
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Old 11-13-2021, 07:46 AM   #5
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-10 is a surprise, wasn't Evansville only -9.5?

Looking at their roster, it doesn't appear they have a ton of size. They had only one player over 6'7" play more than 4 minutes (Braelen Bridges, 6'10" 235 lb) last game. They appear to be more of a small and quick running team, than a team that can match us in the paint. I imagine we will see a lot of press and them trying to run us off the court (it worked for them last year).

It will be a test for some of our bigger lineups to see if we can defend a major level smaller team with our twin towers lineup. Also a test of the ball handling of every guard except DDJ. If we can slow things down, not turn the ball over and dominate the paint, we should come away with an easy win. If we let them speed the game up and make us run, we still have the depth to keep up, but it won't be as favorable for us.
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Old 11-13-2021, 07:09 PM   #6
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Ugly start so far, Georgia getting free drives to the rim. DDJ has missed 3 open mid-range jumpers, Ado with a couple TO's. Newman has been the bright spot, 3 offensive rebounds in 3 minutes.
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Starting to show a little life but our shooting is terrible
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Old 11-13-2021, 07:35 PM   #8
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My God how Iíve missed this

Electric in here
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We've found the solution to bad shooting. Layups and dunks.
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Team speed and pace is looking top notch
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