2:27 UGA 83 Miss St.62
Well folks, the internet was down until about three minutes left in the game, but Georgia has continued to dominate Mississippi St. mostly due to their hustle on the boards, out rebounding Miss St. 44-21 and 14-2 in second chance points. Besides Bost, Ravern Johnson and Sidney Travis, the Bulldogs had very little help from the bench with only 3 points. Travis Leslie and Gerald Robinson lead the way with 17 a piece. Dee Bost leads Miss St. with 20.
Halftime UGA 42 Miss St. 29
Solid first half performance by Georgia, they haven’t trailed since the opening basket and have been leading by double digits most of the game. Georgia’s dynamic duo, Leslie and Thompkins are having a good game with 8 points a piece. Jeremy Price also has 8. Dee Bost leads Miss St. with 12. The story of the game so far has been Georgia’s rebounding (26 to 10), giving them 12 2nd chance points compared to 2 for Miss St.
4:43 UGA 35, Miss St. 19
Beautiful alley oop from Bost to Ravern Johnson, howeeeeeva Miss St. still trails by 15. The crowds hcnat is now USA! USA! USA!, the only reason I can think of is a front-row fan wearing an American flag robe. Dee Bost leading all scorers with 12
7:35 UGA 31, Miss St. 14
Georgia out rebounding Miss St. 14-8. Jeremy Price is having a nice half with 8 points and 4 rebounds.
11:59 UGA-24, Miss St. 11
UGA is shooting 65% for the game, Miss St. 31%, I think that might explain the point differential (Georgia has two more turnovers than Miss St.). Nothing seems to be falling for Miss St., this games looking more and more like a blowout.
14:23 UGA-18, Miss St.7
Travis Leslie leads the way with 6, Trey Thompkins with 5. Make that 8, you don’t see him make two threes in a row that often. Grantley comes off the bench and hits a three, Dee Bost answers with a three of his own. Thompkin’s hot streak comes to an end.
17:06 UGA-11, Miss St.-2
Miss St. calls a quick timeout after Georgia’s hot start (5-6 Fg). Miss St. guard Dee Bost might be hearing the chant “airball” alot this game. Or not, Bost responds with a thundering one-handed dunk. Behind the basket on the Georgia sideline, a fan is holding a large print of Mark Fox’s head, not really sure what that will do to Miss St.’s psyche.
Start of game
Miss St. is 1 for 3 with 2 airballs. Travis Leslie is off to a hot start, with a nice reverse layup and a tough shot from the free throw line.
Matt Lewis here for today’s live blog during the basketball game between Georgia ( 13-4, 2-2) vs. Mississippi St. (10-7 ,2-1) and for the sake of not spelling Mississippi a hundred times during the game I will refer to them as Miss St. The Bulldogs, coming off their most heartbreaking loss of the season to Tennessee at the buzzer, look to rebound against Miss St. ( I will also not refer to them as the bulldogs for clarity, only Georgia will be the bulldogs) who has won two straight SEC games against Ole Miss and Auburn. Senior Ravern Johnson leads Miss St. averaging 18.5, followed by preseason first team all-SEC Dee Bost (16 ppg). Miss St. has yet to record a quality win, and have some bad losses including East Tennessee St., Florida Atlantic, Washington St. ( by 26) and St. Mary’s (by 22). However on paper, they look like they could give Georgia some trouble. Four of the Miss St. starters average over 12 points a game. 6-10 forward Renardo Sidney could give Trey Tompkins some fits, however Thompkins is averaging 19.6 ppg over the last 5 games including 25 in a huge win over kentucky at home. Stay tuned for my thoughts, analysis and observations during the game. Go Dawgs!