Georgia Bulldogs: John Calipari

SEC's lunch links

March, 5, 2014
The "10-second rule" has been the hot topic in college football this offseason, and the debate raged on Tuesday with Nick Saban speaking out on the issue. As we all await Thursday’s vote, see what else is going on in the SEC with today’s lunch links.
How the game was won: Top-ranked Kentucky (29-1, 15-0 SEC) steadily built a 37-19 halftime lead on senior night and used a 20-3 run early in the second half to remove any hope of a comeback for Georgia (13-16, 4-11). The Wildcats’ 79-49 win marks the widest margin of defeat for a Mark Fox-coached Georgia team, replacing an 89-61 loss at Missouri in 2010 and the largest SEC loss, replacing a 70-48 loss at Florida this season.

Stat of the game: 15. Kentucky connected on a season-best 15 3-pointers, including a run of six consecutive made 3-pointers in the second half as the Wildcats pulled away to lead by as many as 41 points. Kentucky finished 15-for-27 from 3-point range, while Georgia was 3-for-19.

Player of the game: Darius Miller. One of only two seniors on the Kentucky roster, Miller made the most of his final appearance at Rupp Arena. He went 5-for-9 from 3-point range and led the Wildcats with 17 points.

What it means: Kentucky cruised to its 21st straight victory, continuing one of the most dominant runs by an SEC team in recent memory. The Wildcats let Georgia hang around for two-thirds of the game before pulling away for a 57-44 win earlier this season in Athens. There were no such dramatics Thursday for a Georgia club that upset Florida in its last game. The highlight for Georgia was that Donte Williams matched a career high with 17 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Record performance: Kentucky extended the nation’s longest winning streak in its 52nd consecutive game at Rupp Arena. The Wildcats have never lost at home under coach John Calipari.

Dogs set to visit streaking Wildcats 

February, 29, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mark Fox didn’t exactly give a straight answer Wednesday when asked whether last Saturday’s upset win against No. 16 Florida brought a new confidence to his team.

“A win Thursday would give you great confidence,” Fox said with a grin.

The possibility of Fox’s Georgia club (13-15, 4-10 SEC) winning Thursday’s 9 p.m. ET game at Kentucky is not necessarily laughable, but it certainly seems unlikely.

Dawgs need sharper offense against UK

January, 24, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. -- Kentucky’s arrival at Stegeman Coliseum is always a special occasion for Georgia’s basketball fans.

Today the history-rich Wildcats (19-1, 5-0 SEC) will arrive as the nation’s top-ranked team, as they supplanted previous No. 1 Syracuse in Monday’s newest college basketball polls.

It will be the first time since Florida’s 2007 win here that the Bulldogs have faced the No. 1 team in the polls.

“How many people get this chance in life? How many people get this chance?” asked Georgia coach Mark Fox, whose team will host the Wildcats at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN3. “I never got it as a player. You don’t get it real often as a coach, but it’s just a great opportunity. They’ve got a terrific team. They’ve got an outstanding team.”

Watch the game live on ESPN3.

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