Georgia Bulldogs host Robert Morris Colonials


The 6-3 Georgia Bulldogs look to wrap up their non-conference part of their season with a win Tuesday night at home over the 2-10 Robert Morris Colonials.

The Georgia Bulldogs have had the last week off, but have played well of late, winning their last three games, including two over ACC opponents Georgia Tech and Clemson. Hopefully Mark Fox’s Georgia Bulldogs enjoyed their holidays, as two straight ACC wins for an SEC school still means something in college basketball.

On Tuesday night, the Georgia Bulldogs will host the struggling Robert Morris Colonials at Stegeman Coliseum for essentially their non-conference finale. UGA will still play Baylor in the Big 12/SEC Challenge in a few weeks, but the Colonials are the last team on the 2015 part of the Georgia Bulldogs’ season schedule. Tipoff is at 7:00 PM ET and the game will air on the SEC Network.

Georgia looks to enter SEC play with a strong 7-3 resume. Playing a team that has only won twice this year in Robert Morris may make that a little easier. However, Robert Morris did upset Kentucky in the first round of the NIT in 2013, so the Colonials have recent history in being a major spoiler.

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UGA’s 6-3 record so far is better than what it indicates. The Georgia Bulldogs’ three losses are by a combined 11 points to three teams that could very well make the NCAA Tournament in the Chattanooga Mocs, the Seton Hall Pirates, and the Kansas State Wildcats. The losses to both Chattanooga and Kansas State came down to the final score. The loss to Seton Hall came on the road in a tough environment at the Prudential Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

In the last few weeks, the Georgia Bulldogs have begun to find their identity for how they will play in their SEC part of their schedule. At any time, Fox can rely on any of its three starting backcourt players: point guard Charles Mann and wings Kenny Gaines and J.J. Frazier. Fox has decided to put Frazier back into the starting lineup in a three guard set, opting to bring wing Kenny Paul Geno off the bench and have forwards Yante Maten and Houston Kessler down low.

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The triple threat backcourt along with Yante Maten’s ascendance as a starter gives Fox comfort in knowing that his starting five can compete with the best in the SEC. With this being the last game before SEC play, maybe we will see some of the reserves play big minutes as the starters will only need a tune up before playing a 2-10 team. Let’s Go Dawgs!