Collapse at Stegeman Coliseum
Georgia had outscored Vandy 50-37 in Athens before an utter collapse led to an eventual eight point loss. The guard tandem of Gerald Robinson Jr. and Dustin Ware held SEC leading scorer John Jenkins scoreless in the first half, only to see him erupt for nineteen points in the second half. Georgia has the talent to compete with any team in the SEC but seems to lack a killer instinct to win tough games against good teams. Vanderbilt moved into sole possession of second place in the SEC East with the victory and has completed the season sweep of the Dawgs. Georgia has 17 wins, with five games remaining in the regular season. Twenty wins should be good enough to get to the Big Dance. Three of UGA’s final five contests are at Tennessee (1:00 p.m. Saturday), at SEC East leader Florida and at SEC West leader Bama. If Georgia can simply hold serve at home against Carolina and LSU and win one of those three daunting road contests or a single game in the SEC Tournament in Atlanta, Mark Fox should find his team entering March Madness in only his second season in Athens.