EXPERTS: Dawgs played Cats Tough

Georgia shows how Kentucky can be played close, if not possibly beat.

The Kentucky Wildcats were the talk of the NCAA Tournament media conference call.

And while the domination and looming perfect season was ever discussed, the Georgia Bulldogs’ close game with Kentucky was mentioned as an example of how the Cats might be able to lose.

“You’ve got to put the ball in the basket,” analyst Reggie Miller said. “They’re as imposing, as intimidating of a defensive team as we’ve seen in the past 20 years in college basketball, but you can get good shots against them. Georgia did. Florida did a couple of times. LSU did.”

Georgia was up by nine points with less than five minutes left on the clock. They found a way to get the shots they needed—just not enough of them.

Though Kentucky still seems to be a clear favorite to win it all, the close-fought battle between the SEC teams tugs the Bulldogs a little further away from being an obvious one-and-done to possibly dancing through a couple games.

“They’ve been tested. They’ve been down before, like they were at Georgia in recent weeks,” one of the commentators said.

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