Dawgs' enemy is consistency

This was the effort that Georgia fans should come to expect from their basketball team. The performances against Winthrop, Tennessee, and South Carolina earlier this season are not.

This was the second time in three seasons that Georgia has beaten Kentucky in Lexington. Today's performance against the Wildcats should be an every game thing for these Dawgs. But its not.

This was Georgia's second win over a top five ranked team in a matter of two weeks. That shows how good these Dawgs can be. The two straight losses by twenty points in a matter of five days shows how bad they can be.

This team can still make it to the NCAA tournament and today they made that a little less ambiguous. Or did they?

Georgia has two signature wins now but they also have at least three very bad losses; two of which came at home.

In order to get to the Big Dance two things must happen: Georgia must play more consistent and the freshmen must step up each game.

Those two go hand in hand.

Dennis Felton is handcuffed by the lack of consistent recruiting of the last Georgia staff. Had even a few recruits gotten into school this team would be an SEC contender. Felton is forced to wear out the best combination of seniors that have ever played in Athens (save perhaps the 1996 group) and then depend on freshmen at critical times during games because the team has no depth.

When the freshmen come through Georgia is capable of great things. When they don't... well.

On a week where Felton may have secured Georgia's basketball future with recruiting, fans can see that this year's team is not dead, yet. Felton landed two of the state of Georgia's best basketball players in a matter of 20 minutes on Friday and in a matter of 40 minutes on Saturday he moved his career record at Rupp arena to 2-0.

The right coach is in place and the right players are in the way. If these Dawgs can figure out how to play consistent ball in the SEC they might make a little noise themselves.

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