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Feb. 27, 2016

In spite of Georgia’s recent play, Kenny Gaines managed to stay positive. He talked this week about how he still believes in his team and is quick to point out that Georgia can still make the NCAA tournament — it just needs to win the SEC tournament now. So even as Georgia looked like it […] - Full Story

Recruiting has been a bugaboo for Mark Fox, a point of contention for Georgia fans who rountinely see five star players sign elsewhere. While Fox has found underrated recruits like Yante Maten and J.J. Frazier, he’s had difficulty landing top tier talent in the state of Georgia. For the 2016 class, Fox signed two guards […] - Full Story

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Feb. 25, 2016

There are a couple of differences in this edition of Mark Fox’s Georgia basketball team and last season’s squad. For one, the Bulldogs went on the road with an NCAA Tournament berth at stake and beat Auburn late in the regular season in 2015 That didn’t happen Wednesday night. The Bulldogs (14-12,7-8) lost their third […] - Full Story

AUBURN, Alabama | Mark Fox and his players talked a lot about finishing plays and games earlier this week. That talk of finishing continued after Georgia’s latest loss on Wednesday night. But it wasn’t about finishing the season in the NCAA tournament. Not after an 84-81 loss to Auburn. Fox and Company talked about finishing as […] - Full Story

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Feb. 24, 2016

The theme for the Georgia basketball team this week is finishing. Finishing shots at the rim, finishing games and finishing the season. “Those games are hard fought,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said in reference to last week’s two losses. “We’ve managed those games pretty well but you’ve gotta be able to get stops in those […] - Full Story

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Feb. 20, 2016

Georgia, due to the 11 a.m. local start time, didn’t have a shootaround or walk-through before its game against Vanderbilt Saturday. The Bulldogs then proceeded to start poorly and failed to catch up. Georgia fell behind 10-2 early and never got closer than four. The Bulldogs(14-11, 7-7) lost for the third time in four games, […] - Full Story

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Freshman Derek Ogbeide did everything right to start Georgia’s game at Vanderbilt Saturday. He won the opening tip, scored a basket and blocked a shot. It was a breakout moment in what could have been a signature game. But the great start abruptly ended. Georgia coach Mark Fox said after the game […] - Full Story

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Feb. 19, 2016

Perhaps a change in routine is hitting the Georgia basketball team at just the right time. Coming off a loss to Florida earlier this week — a defeat that provided ammo for some to call Georgia’s NCAA hopes all but dashed — the Bulldogs travel to Vanderbilt for an 11 a.m. central time start. Georgia […] - Full Story

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Feb. 18, 2016

Mark Fox has seen players exit his program via graduation, early NBA draft defections and transfer to other teams. But losing Juwan Parker to injury has been particuarly tough for the Georgia coach to deal with this season. “The guy we could really use right now is Juwan Parker,” Fox said. “The experience and versatility […] - Full Story

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Feb. 17, 2016

Florida kept missing. The Gators never stopped hustling, though. Finally, a few shots went in — just enough to carry them past Georgia. KeVaughn Allen scored 19 points and Florida shook off a dismal shooting performance in the first half to claim a big win on the road, beating the Bulldogs 57-53 Tuesday night. “That’s […] - Full Story

Georgia was in position to beat Florida on Tuesday. The Bulldogs led by seven early in the second half, but the Bulldogs couldn’t close out with Todd Gurley sitting courtside to watch as Florida escaped with a 57-53 win. Georgia coach Mark Fox didn’t have much to say following the close defeat. He praised how […] - Full Story

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Feb. 16, 2016

Georgia gets a chance to both improve its NCAA tournament resume and for revenge against Florida in Stegeman Coliseum Tuesday at 9 p.m. Florida beat the Bulldogs with ease Jan. 2 in Gainesville. Georgia struggled with Florida’s tempo and committed 14 turnovers. The Gators made nine 3-pointers in the 77-63 victory. Here are three things to […] - Full Story

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Feb. 14, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. | Sophomore forward Yante Maten poured in a career-high 25 points leading Georgia to a 66-57 Southeastern Conference road victory against Mississippi State Saturday night at Humphrey Coliseum. With the win Georgia (14-9, 7-5) now holds a 56-53 advantage in the all-time series matchup against Mississippi State (10-14, 3-9). Georgia was everywhere defensively […] - Full Story

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Feb. 13, 2016

Twice this season, a college freshman has gutted Georgia. LSU’s Ben Simmons scored a team-high 22 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and shot 17 free throws as the Bulldogs frontline of Yante Maten and Mike Edwards fouled out. LSU won that critical late-January game. Two weeks later, Georgia’s guards couldn’t stop Kentucky’s Jamal Murray. He scored […] - Full Story

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Feb. 12, 2016

Georgia has been faced with its current task before. The Bulldogs lost to Texas A&M by 34 points last month — at the time the worst defeat of the Mark Fox era — and had to go on the road in the aftermath to play one of the SEC bottom feeders. A rebounding win over […] - Full Story

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Feb. 10, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. | Kentucky usually found the basket, while Georgia often emerged frustrated when it shot. So explains a surprisingly easy victory for the 22nd-ranked Wildcats. Jamal Murray scored 24 points, Tyler Ulis added 14 and Kentucky held Georgia to a season-low 22 percent shooting to coast to an 82-48 victory Tuesday night. Picking up […] - Full Story

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Feb. 9, 2016

Five times. Georgia’s gone to Lexington, Kentucky, into what is now called Rupp Arena, and beaten the Wildcats five times. Dennis Felton did it in his first season. Jim Herrick did it in his last. Hugh Durham pulled it off in 1985 — Georgia’s first win at Kentucky since its first in 1923. The last […] - Full Story

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Feb. 7, 2016

Georgia picked up its second win of the week as it bested the visiting Auburn Tigers 65-55 in Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday. It wasn’t a pretty game for the Bulldogs, but three players finished in double figures and coach Mark Fox called the defensive effort, “consistently solid.” Yante Maten picked up his fifth double-double of […] - Full Story

Mark Fox will take an ugly win over a pretty loss. Any coach would at this point in the season, with NCAA Tournament resumes taking form. Georgia’s game against Auburn Saturday wasn’t full of highlights or memorable moments. Sure, the Bulldogs (13-8, 6-4) won by a score of 65-55 in Stegeman Coliseum, but the game […] - Full Story

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Feb. 5, 2016

At the midpoint in SEC play, the Georgia Bulldogs (12-8, 5-4) aren’t in a bad spot. But that doesn’t mean they’re sitting pretty either. They picked up their best win of the season on Tuesday when they beat No. 25 South Carolina at home by 13. They also own a 23-point victory over Clemson at home. […] - Full Story

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Feb. 2, 2016

Georgia had a few breaks go its way against No. 25 South Carolina at Stegeman Coliesum Tuesday night. Aiming for the first home win over a ranked team in almost four years, the Bulldogs didn’t leave those breaks to chance. They earned them. Freshmen provided a boost off the bench. Junior star scorer J.J. Frazier […] - Full Story

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Feb. 1, 2016

With time running out for Georgia to pick up quality wins, it welcomes one of the best teams in the SEC to Stegeman Coliseum at 7 p.m. Tuesday. South Carolina (19-2, 6-2) already has more wins this season, both overall and in conference, than it did all of last season. And last year, the Gamecocks […] - Full Story

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Jan. 31, 2016

WACO, Texas | Rico Gathers had 17 points and nine rebounds, and No. 17 Baylor used a quick start to the second half to beat Georgia 83-73 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday night. Gathers had one of Baylor’s five three-point possessions during a 17-2 run in the first 4 minutes after halftime to turn a 35-32 deficit into a […] - Full Story

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Jan. 30, 2016

Georgia has already gone on the road once this week — a 89-85 to LSU — and now the Bulldogs head west again. The Bulldogs (11-7) travel to Waco, Texas to take on the No. 17 Baylor Bears (16-4) at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Georgia, along with nine of its other SEC counterparts, take a […] - Full Story

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Jan. 26, 2016

Charles Mann shot straight when asked about LSU freshman Ben Simmons. “He’s the best player in college basketball, and a future No. 1 pick,” the Georgia senior guard said. Mann’s shared the court with multiple NBA lottery picks in his four years, including former teammate Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. In anticipation of the Bulldogs game against the […] - Full Story