Dawgs 78 Gators 76
I swear the Dawgs are trying to kill me. I have been to nearly all the home game and watched the rest on TV or online and every game with a few exceptions have been those that make you reach for the blood pressure meds and a bottle of bourbon. Saturday afternoon was no different.
After building a 15 point lead with 9:45 to play in the game (dawgs were up 15 at half) , the Gators in jean shorts made a run. They were never able to take a lead, but sure made it interesting. If not for Albert Jackson pulling an AJ Green with a block as time ran to :01, we may not have won.
You could tell the legs were failing the dawgs down the stretch, but they managed to gut it out. That is the one thing that this team does that the past few teams did not. They keep trying.
There are times where we play and we can beat anyone and in the same game we can play like a rec team. This I think will improve with better bench play and the ability to score and defend with the second team.
Also want to give a shout to DeMario Mayfield who got 5 points and 1 assist in 4 minutes (although later it looked like Coach had a few words for him after he didn't get to the scoring table in time) and to Eubka Anyaorah with 9 points. We need this going forward.
One interesting note to the Florida game and you can take it for what it's worth. In talking to some folks after the game, they seem to think that AD Jeremy Foley had his hand in setting the schedule for the rematch in Athens. Apparently he was a bit upset after last years loss to the Dawgs in Athens. His work was having the Gators play early in the week and a late week game for the Dawgs. True or not, it sure makes you wonder.
Next up, the Wildcats on Wednesday who are coming off a loss to the Vols. So I know they'll be pissed and prepared. Especially since the dawgs gave them a run in the SEC opener.