Georgia opens a 3-game homestand Tuesday night when the Bulldogs play host to Florida A&M. They arrive at tonight's contest having won three consecutive games for the first time since December of last season. Most recently, the Dogs won their first true road game in almost two years, a 69-65 decision at Western Kentucky.
coach Dennis Felton
stated before the season that his team's fate would be determined largely by how much his freshmen could contribute. Thus far, he's been right on target. Georgia's five newcomers have made quite an impact in the early going and are a big reason why the Dogs are 3-1 heading into tonight's game.
These rookies have begun to get due recognition as well. On Monday, Georgia's Billy Humphrey, whose two free throws and steal in the final 15 seconds helped the Bulldogs defeat Western Kentucky, was named SEC Freshman of the Week. Through four games he leads his team in rebounding (5.0 boards per game) and 3-point field goal percentage (7x12, 58.3%).
Tonight's game is the second all-time meeting between these two schools. Georgia won the first game two seasons ago in Athens by a 77-59 score. The Rattlers went on to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title and play in the NCAA Tournament.