Following a homecourt loss to Vanderbilt yesterday, Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox was looking for positives. In fact, he was sharing several of them with the press and with Bulldog fans:
“We’ve played 12 league games and we’ve made more baskets than our opponent. We’ve had fewer turnovers in league play. We have more offensive rebounds. We’re getting beaten at the foul line — we’re not physical enough to draw free throw attempts but we’re close. If we make free throws and finish better around the basket, this game (against Vandy) comes down to the wire.”
Whether or not Dawg fans want to hear all that from their third-year coach is another matter. Georgia is currently 3-9 in SEC play and 12-14 overall. They are one game ahead of last-place South Carolina in the league standings and lost to the Gamecocks last week. In a sport dominated by the home team, UGA is just 2-4 at Stegeman Coliseum this year.
Fox may be speaking the gospel truth, but it’s unlikely he’ll be getting any amens from the congregation.