Win a confidence boost for Bulldogs 

February, 10, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia coach Mark Fox was worried about his team’s slipping confidence prior to Wednesday’s somewhat surprising 81-59 win against Arkansas.

Fox’s Bulldogs (11-12, 2-7 SEC) had hung with their opponents until the closing minutes of most of their conference games, only to fall out of contention at the end. A wire-to-wire dominant win against an Arkansas team that entered with a 16-7 record was good medicine for the young Georgia team, Fox said.

“We were just at that point where they needed to have some success,” said Fox, whose team visits No. 20 Mississippi State (19-5, 6-3) on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET. “They’ve been improving, but they still needed to get the result that they wanted, so it was good to have a night like they had the other night.

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