There is basketball tonight at Stegeman Coliseum, where the Georgia Bulldogs will look to pick up their third SEC win of the season at the expense of the South Carolina Gamecocks. The game tips at 6:30.
From Mike Mobley, UGA Sports Communications…
The Bulldogs are 12-11 overall and 10-3 at Stegeman this season. Georgia is averaging 82.7 points at home, where UGA possesses a substantial scoring margin of +11.9 points per game.
Georgia's average home attendance of 9,616 is on pace to be the second-best effort in school history (trailing only 9,857 in 2002-03).
Tom Crean has credited fan support as an integral part of the Bulldogs’ home success, most notably following a Dec. 20 win over SMU.
“We don’t win this game without this crowd,” Crean said bluntly in his postgame press conference. “We do not win this game without this incredible, passionate, stick-with-us, not let us drop crowd. I reminded the players a few times that we’re sitting here in basically a sold-out game, and these fans are not giving up on you, so don’t give up on yourself. I’m extremely proud of how we found a way to win, and I’m unbelievably thankful for our fans.”
Anthony Edwards, one of only two freshmen included on the 20-player late-season Wooden Award Watch List, is the nation’s top-scoring freshman at 19.7 ppg. Edwards, a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week honoree, is averaging 24.5 ppg and 10.8 rpg over Georgia’s last four outings.