The Georgia Bulldogs have been a thorn in the site of the Kentucky Wildcats at times in the past decade, and today’s is shaping up to be a long one for the Cats. Georgia leads by 11 at halftime in a fired-up Stegeman Coliseum against the 11th-ranked Wildcats, who’ve dropped two road games already this year.
Trey Thompkins has blown up for 14 points and four rebounds, with Gerald Robinson and Travis Leslie outscoring all Wildcats besides Doron Lamb, who has 10. The Dawgs are holding Kentucky to a subpar 37.5 percent shooting from the field, but it’s the free throw shooting disparity that’s made the biggest difference: Georgia’s only missed one of their 11, while Kentucky’s missed five of eight.
If the Dawgs can hang on this will be by far their biggest win of the season. Duh. Though they’re on a seven-game winning streak, none have come against especially noteworthy competition.