Three things I learned: UGA v. Tennessee

With Marcus Thornton back in the lineup, Georgia tops the Vols 56-53

Court management for the win

J.J. Frazier not only tied for a team-high scoring with 10 points, but the starting point guard was the only Bulldog to not turn the ball over.

Where turnovers and ball control had been an issue for the Bulldogs earlier in the season, Frazier does just the opposite. And has proven how court management can be just as, if not more, important than physical stature.

If the rest of the starters could mimic the possession control and court vision that Frazier has displayed, it’s likely that many of the close, ugly wins would be a lot easier on Mark Fox’s and the fan’s blood pressure

Veterans Kenny Gaines and Charles Mann—last season’s high scoring duo— led the team in turnovers.

A stack for Nemi and one hundo for Fox

It was a day of double celebration for the Bulldogs.

During the Tennessee victory, Nemanja Djurisic hit his career 1,000 points.

In the past few games—fair to say since Vanderbilt— Djurisic has come alive. The senior stepped up in Marcus Thornton’s absence against Kentucky and has been a big part of the senior leadership this season.

Whereas normally Djurisic is more of just consistent presence under the basket with moderate athleticism, he has worked his way to being more integrated into Georgia’s offense.

Diurisic so kindly shared his milestone day with Fox. (I give it to Nemi first because his milestone came mid-game, whereas Fox’s game at the final buzzer.)

Saturday marked Fox’s 100th career win at UGA.

Put won in the W column

Even when the Bulldogs probably should’ve won big, they only managed to come out on top by a mere three points.

Just four days ago, they played Kentucky a lot closer than expected, especially at Lexington and without Marcus Thornton.

The Bulldogs are 11-1 at home, losing only to Arkansas early in conference play, but the majority of those SEC wins in Stegeman have been decided by double-digit points.

But, a win is a win. And a win gets them that much closer to the possibility of a bid to the NCAA tournament.

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