"It was a game where we kind of won it on our terms. We turned it over too much in the 1st half but we held them to 30% shooting," said Georgia head coach Dennis Felton.
Georgia's defense continued to impress as the Dawgs allowed Charleston Southern to shoot only 37% from the field for the game and an even worse 18% from three point land.
On the bright side of things Chris Daniels managed his 6th double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Rashad Wright played well also. He managed 5 assists and did not turn the ball over at all. He also recovered from a difficult night shooting against South Alabama by scoring 14 points tonight.
The game was sloppy as both teams combined to have over 50 personal fouls called. Many of them were offensive fouls. "There were a lot of charges," said Felton.
"We want to get fouled. We don't want to foul because we have depth issues. That was something that we talked about during the half. We can't afford to have guys in foul trouble. I think that the officials called it close tonight," said Felton. "I enjoy seeing our guys get to the line because it is an easy way for us to score."
"Our main focus was keeping their guards out of the paint," Felton said. "Even when they drove it; we were in front of them."
Being in good defensive position allowed the Dawgs to get the blowout win. But Felton said that he does not expect that each night. "I don't have any expectations of beating teams by 20 every game," said Felton.
Felton said that the Bulldogs will get a much-needed holiday break after the win.
"They are going home now and we won't practice until afternoon of the day after Christmas," he said. Pittsburgh awaits the Dawgs after that.
Cons - Georgia's perimeter shooting was less than stellar. They made only 4 of 22 three-point shots. The Dawgs turned the ball over way too much in the first half (10) and could not get the offense going until after the break. In the second half both of those problems were corrected.
Pros – The defense is looking solid and Georgia has done quite well this season rebounding the ball. That could change quickly, however, as the Dawgs will be undersized compared to their competition for the remainder of the season.
Buzz Wehunt, a starter tonight, came to play. He dumped in 11 points and had 4 rebounds in only 19 minutes of play.