It has been a rough start to 2012-13 for Georgia coach Mark Fox, and it's about to get tougher as the Bulldogs head to Brooklyn's Barclay Center to play No. 1-ranked Indiana on Monday.
Donnie Tyndall's Southern Miss team improved to 2-0 with a 62-60 overtime win in Athens last night. Dwayne Davis' layup with 31 seconds left off a Michael Craig steal proved to be the difference for the Golden Eagles. Southern Miss had beaten Western Kentucky 67-64 in overtime on Monday night.
Georgia dropped to 0-2 after losing to Youngstown State on Monday. The Bulldogs scored 14 first-half points in that loss. Last night, Fox's club jumped to a 3-0 lead only to see Southern Miss rip off the next 15 points. The Dawgs did fight back, erasing a 55-50 deficit with just over two minutes left to send the game into overtime. That didn't result in a win, however.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Bulldogs with 17 points, but hit just five of 21 shots from the floor, including three-of-14 from three. Georgia did play Donte Williams, who was suspended for the Youngstown State loss. But it looks like a long hoops year in Athens.
Indiana? All the Hoosiers did was trounce Sam Houston State 99-45 last night in Bloomington. Christian Watford came off the bench to scre 23 points. Freshman point guard Yogi Ferrell dished seven assists.