Georgia Bulldogs Basketball Preview 2014-2015

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Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Fox (far right) and his players celebrate after defeating the Mississippi Rebels at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia defeated Mississippi 61-60. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


It is hard to complain about a team that finished with a 20-14 overall record and a 12-6 mark in SEC play last season. However, many Georgia Bulldogs fans managed to do just that, and as a result, there is a combination of disrespect and apathy surrounding the program right now.

With that on the table, this team has the potential to be pretty good in 2014-2015, and at the very worst, they will be respectable. The duo of Gaines and Mann in the backcourt should provide this coaching staff with some leeway elsewhere, and they should produce nearly 30 points per game between them. The depth will be a concern in the frontcourt, as referenced previously, but there is nothing wrong with Thornton and Djurisic as starting forwards in the SEC, and Yante Maten could hold the keys to big things if he is as good as advertised.

It is aggressive to “predict” an improvement in record this season, simply because the SEC was an utter trainwreck a year ago, but it would be disappointing if this team took a step back in 2014-2015, and I don’t believe that they will. Expect a season filled with “bubble” talk in Athens.