Dawgs fall to 0-2 in SEC play

ATHENS – This was not the way Dennis Felton envisioned starting the SEC season.

ATHENS – This was not the way Dennis Felton envisioned starting the SEC season. Georgia dropped to 0-2 in SEC play after suffering a loss to South Carolina tonight. The Gamecocks used nearly flawless 66.7% shooting in the first half to take a 42-28 into the locker room.

They never looked back.

Georgia once again looked lost handling the ball without Rashad Wright and other seniors in the game. The Cocks used a full court press much of the evening. Georgia simply had no answer.

"We don't have the offensive firepower to comeback in games," said Georgia head coach Dennis Felton.

Georgia got so far behind in the 2nd half that they were forced to press the Gamecocks. But it did not work.

The Dawgs now find themselves behind the 8 ball in terms of the SEC East race. Winning the division was not likely this year with the likes of Florida, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt playing so well. But now that Georgia has dropped contests to both South Carolina and Tennessee they will have to turn it about quickly in order to qualify for the NCAA tournament. But that prospect seems more and more daunting now.

Felton added: "We have to come to grips with the fact that we can't just run up and down the floor and score on people."

Georgia felt that the South Carolina game was a winnable one for them. The Dawgs fall for the second game in a row after their upset win over archrival Georgia Tech.

News and Notes coming tomorrow.


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