Dawgs Lose to More Experienced Program

Playing at home against an opponent with an Elite Eight and two Sweet Sixteen trips in the past three seasons, UGA lost to a more mature basketball program Tuesday night. Xavier has lost only once in Atlantic 10 play and could have provided a much-needed boost in RPI if Georgia could have protected home court. With a narrow lead at the half, the Dawgs appeared primed for the Xavier visit, only to come up short again in the second half. We are a program with emerging talent, but we have not figured out how to put it all together yet. Musketeers: 65, Bulldogs: 57. UGA plays Carolina in Columbia at 4:00 p.m. Saturday.