January 12, 2007

Dawgs look for consistency

The Georgia Bulldogs basketball team (9-5, 1-1) bounced back from a four game slide with their victory over South Carolina (10-4, 0-1) on Wednesday night and now their attention turns to Vanderbilt (11-5, 1-1). The Commodores come to Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday for a 4 pm ET tip with the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs won in Nashville 74-73 last year, but dropped the last game in Athens 55-72 to the Commodores. Georgia holds the series edge 29-24 in Athens all-time and the series dates back to 1913 when the Bulldogs won 41-31 over the Commodores.

Vanderbilt arrives in Athens following a big win over Tennessee (13-3, 1-1) 82-81 in Nashville on Wednesday night, but Commodores coach Kevin Stallings is worried about the Bulldogs this weekend.

"We have experienced the lows and highs that come with conference play in two short games. We had a game get away from us on Saturday against Auburn and then we won a great game Wednesday night against Tennessee. We have a lot of respect for Georgia. They look to vastly improved over a year ago. We think it will be a very difficult game," said coach Stallings.

Georgia basketball coach Dennis Felton now has to prepare his team for Vanderbilt's strong perimeter shooting game and three point shooting. The Commodores have attempted 131 more three pointers than the Bulldogs in just three more games this season.

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