8-3 in sight for Felton's Dawgs

ATHENS – It goes without saying that Dennis Felton wants his Bulldogs to win with defense.

They got right down to business Wednesday night against Bethune-Cookman as they forced 15 turnovers in the first half to gain a seven point advantage going into halftime. It was the first time the Bulldogs had lead going into the locker room since their 71-54 win over Alabama A&M.

Georgia kept the lead for the remainder of the game, although they allowed B-C to get within six points at times. Still, the Bulldogs used solid defense and good shooting to win the game.

For the second game in a row, however, Georgia was susceptible to the three point shot. B-C punished the Bulldogs from the perimeter shooting at or above 50% from three point land.

The win gave Georgia its first four-game winning streak since December of 1991. All the other four game winning steaks have been vacated due to NCAA rules violations. The Bulldogs have a good shot of extending their winning streak into the New Year. Their next two games, Savannah State and Stetson, are winnable games for the Dawgs.

If the Bulldogs win those contests they will be a respectable 7-3 going into another winnable contest – Tennessee. The Vols are struggling themselves early this season. They nearly lost to Wofford, like the Dawgs, and are 5-4 – the worst record in the SEC besides the Bulldogs.

7-3 is ahead of expectations for Dennis Felton. 8-3 would be even better.

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