Georgia makes Clemson undefeated no more

ATHENS – Dean Legge's opinions and observations from Georgia's basketball game with Clemson.

Thoughts: It is becoming more and more evident that these Bulldogs are going to be difficult to beat at home. Being young and inexperienced will make winning on the road a difficult thing to do, but the Bulldogs have shown (in Athens) that they are able to compete with big-name schools. Clemson and Georgia Tech might not be top-tier college teams, but both have big names and last season both blew the Bulldogs out – this season was a different story.

Georgia seemed well aware that Clemson was not a shooting team, and had no problem letting the Tigers try to win the game from the perimeter. Clemson relied on several early-game dunks to establish a presence inside, but their perimeter shooting left a lot to be desired.

Trends: Georgia's solid play at home continues. The Bulldogs are undefeated at home and in Georgia. Their combined winning margin at home is 18.3 points; its 16.5.

What won the game: Mike Mercer's clutch three-point bucket with two minuets put the Bulldogs up 70-66 and seemed to slow Clemson's big second-half run. But it was Billy Humphrey's rebound and assist to Levi Stukes that won the game.

Player of the game: Mercer's 22 points and huge three-pointer was necessary for the win.

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