Georgia Basketball goes for 5 in a row

Georgia shoots for its fifth consecutive win when it plays host to Savannah State on Saturday afternoon. Most recently, the Bulldogs defeated Florida A&M 95-74 in Athens on Tuesday night. A superb first half, in which they shot 59 percent and scored 55 points, gave them a sufficient cushion to outpoint the Rattlers in the final period.

Should Georgia prevail today, the 5-game win streak would match the longest of the Dennis Felton era. Last year's squad posted a streak of similar length during December play, but the 2004 Bulldogs, who won 16 overall, failed to win more than three consecutive contests.

Georgia and Savannah State have met just one previous time, in December of 2004, when the Bulldogs prevailed by a 100-69 score. Like the FAMU game last Tuesday, Georgia put the game away with a 55-point first half and reached the century mark for the first time in four years. The Dogs also sank 14 three-point shots against Savannah State, fourth-highest total in school history.

The current homestand continues next Wednesday night when the Bulldogs entertain Georgia Tech in the two schools' annual renewal of their rivalry.

Georgia-Savannah State Series

Today's game is the second all-time meeting between these two schools. Georgia won the first game last season in Athens by a 100-69 score. That win was Georgia's fifth straight, and they would end up winning just two more games all season. The Tigers, meanwhile, went winless throughout the 2005 season.

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