This version of “Good Old Fashion Hate” took place on the hardwoods and not on the field, but the outcome is the same. Dawgs win! This was not a pretty game, but they don’t get extra points for solid, fundamental play. All that matters is the scoreboard after the final buzzer goes off. In this case it was 73-72 with the visiting Dawgs getting the “W”! This is only the second time the visiting team has left with a win in 14 years. That was when the matchup went back to a home and home schedule instead of playing the game at the old Omni (now Philips arena). It was a close game all night and Georgia took the lead with a three pointer by Dustin Ware buried a three to make it 73-70. Tech was able to add a layup, but eventually ran out of time.
Again, this was not a great game by the Dawgs, but a win is a win. They need to work on their free throws and inside defense. They seemed more poised towards the end of the game and I think that is due to experience and coaching. Coach Mark Fox has got things clicking in Athens and there is a chance the Dawgs can make a run at the SEC Championship and get an invitation to the big dance. I guess we just have to wait and see, but for now, I will relish in the win and beating Tech twice in two weeks!