But before Brohpy's explosion, the name of the game for Georgia Saturday was defense. Dennis Felton's regular defenses were used, but a pressure defense that often extended way outside the perimeter was used against Vandy.
The pressure led to many back door lay-ups for Vandy, but at the half the Dawgs were still in the game down only two. At no point in the first half did the Bulldogs have collective brain freeze.
Winning games, however, is not about the first half. Georgia has been competitive all season in the opening half. In the SEC, and all basketball really, the second half is the most important and that's where the Bulldogs have been having problems this year.
But not this game.
This game there was a reason to watch the Bulldogs in the second half. Georgia supplied nice ball pressure on Vandy's guards and was not as vulnerable to the back door cut in the second half as they were in the first. The Dawgs got their paws on lots of balls causing deflections and disrupting Vanderbilt's offense.
Georgia answered Vanderbilt runs with runs of their own. And when a press was thrown on them they had no problem with it. Players hustled back hard to prevent fast breaks. Dave Bliss got into blocking attempted Vanderbilt dunks. Brohpy hit two buzzer beating three pointers and Steve Newman added one.
It was a sight to see.
The Bulldogs ripped of a 10-point run with 4:40 remaining in the game thanks to Brohpy and Newman's buzzer beating three pointers and Sundiata Gaines' explosive play. Georgia's ten-point run was too much for Vanderbilt to recover from.
Gaines had his best scoring performance since Georgia SEC opening loss to Tennessee. He even shot well from the charity stripe going 5 for 8. The Dawgs shot 56% from behind the arc in the second half which fueled the mild upset. Georgia's 68 points were the most they have had in SEC play. Vanderbilt's 59 points allowed tied for the least amount allowed by the Bulldogs this season in the conference.