Friday, November 14, 2008

Georgia 72 South Carolina-Upstate 48

Georgia (1-0) opened the season with a 72-48 victory over South Carolina-Upstate. Also of note: Kentucky lost giving up 111 points at Rupp Arena to Virginia Military. Let the meltdown in DUI-town begin.

Some thoughts on Georgia ...

It will take a miracle for a team to drop 90 plus on a Dennis Felton team now that he has depth with scholarship players. Georgia had 20 steals and created 28 turnovers. The offense still struggles for stretches though. It will be interesting to see what Howard Thompkins brings to the table offensively when he's healthy.

Ricky McPhee is going to play some minutes this year. He is a good shooter who fills a need on this team. The kid can play.

Travis Leslie is a freak. I'm pretty sure I've never seen a better dunk in person in my lifetime than the baseline dunk on USC-Upstate's 7 footer. Every time Leslie drove to the basket the crowd prepared for something special. He is raw talent, but seems to be the real deal when it comes to all the 'Nique athletic ability comparisons. "Baby Human Highlight Film"?

Terrance Woodbury is Georgia's best player. He didn't seem to look for his shot much tonight, but I'm guessing he's going to be a 17 points a night guy when it is all said and done.

Our point guard situation is in good shape. Swansey and Ware are going to be solid. I really like Ware's upside. He along with McPhee each had 4 steals tonight.

Georgia really opened it up once the big's started making nice little passes in the paint. Most notably was a Leslie pass that led to a monster Chris Barnes dunk and and the next possession Barnes to Jeremy Price dish that led to another dunk.

(photo: Amanda C. Melton)

1 comment:

Mike Rowan said...

Go dawgs! This is the first basketball season in a while that I am excited about!!!