Bulldogs shoot out of free throw slump in Vandy victory

by Tyler Mayforth

Vanderbilt thought it had Georgia right where it wanted it with 7:27 left in regulation Tuesday night — at the free-throw line and in the double bonus. Usually... Full Story

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Jan. 30, 2015

Georgia’s frontcourt again will be shorthanded Saturday at South Carolina after another one its players sustained a concussion. This time, it’s leading scorer and top rebounder Marcus Thornton, who is out after landing hard in Tuesday night’s 70-62 win on a play when a flagrant foul was called against Vanderbilt. The fifth-year senior is averaging […] - Full Story

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Georgia’s frontcourt again will be shorthanded Saturday at South Carolina after another one its players sustained a concussion. This time, it’s leading scorer and top rebounder Marcus Thornton, who is out after landing hard in Tuesday night’s 70-62 win on a play when a flagrant foul was called against Vanderbilt. The fifth-year senior is averaging […] - Full Story

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Football recruiting and hoops. Hoops and football recruiting. That’s what you’ll get plenty of on the latest Bulldog Bytes podcast. And you’ll have to listen in to find out which Katy Perry songs Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald hopes to hear at halftime of the Super Bowl. Yes, he would rather have Kanye instead. […] - Full Story

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Jan. 29, 2015

Sophomore Ashlyn Broussard has many nit-picky areas of her gymnastics routines she wants to improve upon. Broussard is working towards maintaining a straighter body position on the vault, she’s trying to stick better landings on her floor exercise and she’s attempting to refine her splits on the beam. Unfortunately, she can’t perfect all of those […] - Full Story

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Jan. 27, 2015

Vanderbilt thought it had Georgia right where it wanted it with 7:27 left in regulation Tuesday night — at the free-throw line and in the double bonus. Usually that’s where the Bulldogs struggle. Georgia entered the tilt 10th in the Southeastern Conference in free-throw percentage, making just 68 percent of its shots from the line. […] - Full Story

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Two trendlines continued Tuesday night in Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia kept riding high this SEC men’s basketball season and Vanderbilt remained on a slide after the Bulldogs opened a double-digit second-half lead and held on to grab a 70-62 victory before a crowd of 7,091. The Bulldogs (14-5, 5-2 SEC) won their fifth straight game, only […] - Full Story

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The Georgia men’s basketball team will look to continue its recent roll in SEC play Tuesday night against Vanderbilt. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald talk plenty of Bulldogs hoops and the emergence of J.J. Frazier in the latest Bulldog Bytes podcast. We also get the latest on Georgia football recruiting as […] - Full Story

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Jan. 26, 2015

Even if he was speaking with tongue firmly planted in cheek, an opposing coach saying this about J.J. Frazier shows how far the Georgia point guard has come. “We’ll probably play 40 minutes of box-and-one because I don’t want to see a guy get 37 on us,” Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings said heading into Tuesday’s 7 […] - Full Story

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The rest of the Southeastern Conference isn’t conceding unbeaten and top-ranked Kentucky will win the regular season league title, but it would be a stunner if the Wildcats don’t take the crown. Who’s next? Mississippi State coach Rick Ray has suggested that Georgia is the second best team in the league. “I don’t know about […] - Full Story

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Jan. 24, 2015

Danna Durante is usually calm and collected, her preferred method of teaching constructed with positivity and encouragement. That side of the Georgia gymnastics coach had to go away in the aftermath of Georgia’s frustrating loss at Denver earlier this week. The third-year coach dropped the pats on the back and instead asked her squad a […] - Full Story

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Georgia enters the second leg of a four-game stretch versus ranked conference foes today at 2 p.m. in Knoxville. There’s no looking back — to Thursday’s victory over No. 10 Texas A&M — or ahead to No. 14 Kentucky or top-ranked South Carolina, though. Keeping the focus solely on Tennessee hasn’t been difficult. The No. […] - Full Story

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Jan. 23, 2015

The Georgia Gym Dogs faced two choices following Monday’s disappointing loss at Denver. They could roll over and quit after dropping two of the season’s first three meets or fight to restore order. According to coach Danna Durante, one of those wasn’t really an available route to take. “I don’t roll over. We don’t roll […] - Full Story

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A week and half after Georgia ended its men’s basketball season last year, the school announced a two-year contract extension for coach Mark Fox. So why, nearly 10 months later, has that revamped contract not been signed? Part of the reason were some personnel changes in the UGA athletic department (executive associate athletic director Frank […] - Full Story

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The big headaches created for Georgia men’s basketball coach Mark Fox at his ever-changing small forward position haven’t derailed the Bulldogs progress this season. “We’re band-aiding it pretty good,” Fox said Friday before his team left for a game Saturday at Mississippi State. “We’ve had to kind of shift that around a lot more than […] - Full Story

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The boosts in salary for Georgia football coaches include Mark Richt. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald discuss on the latest Bulldog Bytes the new $4 million salary for the head coach that came after another 10-win season but one that ended in the Belk Bowl. Former Bulldogs quarterback D.J. Shockley joins […] - Full Story

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Jan. 22, 2015

For the first time in five years, Georgia knocked off a top-10 team at home. The Lady Bulldogs also extended their lengthy win streak inside Stegeman Coliseum. Led by 16 points from freshman Mackenzie Engram, No. 22 Georgia upset No. 10 Texas A&M 54-51 on Thursday night. “[Engram] had one heck of a night,” junior […] - Full Story

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Just weeks after their college careers ended at Georgia, five former Bulldogs tried to impress NFL scouts in senior all-star games. Receiver Chris Conley spent last week in Carson, Calif., for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and quarterback Hutson Mason, center David Andrews, cornerback Damian Swann and inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera took part in the East-West […] - Full Story

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Amarlo Herrera may not be Georgia’s highest-rated prospect for this spring’s NFL draft, but he’s certainly been the busiest. The inside linebacker followed up a week in Florida where he practiced and played in the East-West Shrine game by spending this week in Mobile, Ala., after getting a late invite to the Senior Bowl. “You’ve […] - Full Story

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Jan. 21, 2015

As No.22 Georgia prepares to host No. 10 Texas A&M, defense looks to be the point of emphasis. But the Lady Bulldogs are looking to defend more than just the players they’re guarding. “They’re coming to our home court,” junior Merritt Hempe said. “Not even thinking about how they’re ranked higher, but it’s about defending […] - Full Story

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The Georgia football offices in the Butts-Mehre building will be filled with more off-field assistants. The Athletic Association is hiring for seven new positions for the program: two player relations coordinators, four quality control coordinators and a special teams analyst. Georgia already added an additional strength staff member, giving it five total for the first […] - Full Story

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Georgia football coach Mark Richt has entered the high-end $4 million club. That’s what the SEC’s dean of coaches will make annually after getting an $800,000 raise and a two-year contract extension in action taken Wednesday afternoon by the executive committee of the UGA Athletic Association board via conference call. Georgia had already revealed that […] - Full Story

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Charles Mann and Georgia couldn’t get much going in the first half Tuesday night against Ole Miss. Mann was virtually a non-factor after picking up two early fouls and the Bulldogs appeared to be in trouble, trailing by as much as eight points before the break. He made up for lost time. Mann scored all […] - Full Story

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Jan. 19, 2015

A player whose college basketball career looked like it might be defined by being unable to stay on the court has transformed into a frontcourt stalwart in the Southeastern Conference. Marcus Thornton, the fifth-year senior who needed to take a medical redshirt two years ago after his third knee surgery, wouldn’t be the guy most […] - Full Story

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The march to landing in the NCAA tournament for the Georgia men’s basketball team still includes 14 games on its SEC regular season schedule. That’s a chance to enhance its resume by beating more quality teams. The Bulldogs (11-5) already stand at No. 27 in the NCAA’s official RPI, which takes into account strength of […] - Full Story

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Jan. 18, 2015

With 10 seconds left on the clock and Georgia on its way to yet another home win, Shacobia Barbee high-fived Merritt Hempe at mid-court. A few seconds later, Barbee grabbed the final rebound of the Lady Bulldogs’ 64-53 victory over Vanderbilt. With that, Barbee’s 11th career double-double went in the books along with a team-high […] - Full Story

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