- Georgia didn't play it's best basketball. Trey was in the 30% range from the field. The ESPN live feed is a good way to track game flow, as it is a dispassionate descriptive of the action. Time after time, it said Tennessee offensive rebound. The six rebound advantage UT held were all offensive rebounds. That is why they had nine more shots than we did. In a two point game, that is all the difference.
- Apparently there was an over the back missed. I am not sure if you call it there or not, but the officials didn't. I hate it for Chris Barnes that he felt he let his team down, but it is good to see that accountability. Respect earned.
- Georgia matched up pretty good. Despite having six fewer rebounds, more turnovers, and nine fewer shots, the Dawgs nearly won against a team that, on paper, has more talent, especially on the bench. See point number 2 for why the bench play was key in this being close.
- Chris Barnes came to play. 28 minutes, a block, one foul, 2-3 shooting. Getting 13 minutes each from Brantley and Thornton were nice, too.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I didn't see the game last night (thanks Mediacom for taking ESPNU off everything but Sports Starz Plus package), but based on Twitter, the stats, and the text/emails I got, I know four things about the game.