The Georgia Bulldogs couldn’t come up with much scoring Wednesday night in Nashville, losing 50-40 to the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Dawgs only attempted two free throws all night, and that came with under four minutes remaining in the game. Perhaps it was fate that Corey Butler missed both.
Surprisingly, the 40 points scored wasn’t the all-time low for the Bulldogs under head coach Dennis Felton. In 2004, Georgia scored only 39 points in a loss at Vanderbilt. They followed up that effort by scoring only 37 in a loss to Vanderbilt in 2005. And the very next game, Florida held the Bulldogs to only 38 points in Stegeman Coliseum.
The stat of the game was the two free throws attempted by the Dawgs. The lack of inside scoring, coupled with abysmal 3-point shooting (4-for-17), doomed Georgia again in Nashville.
Sunday the Dawgs will attempt to avoid opening 0-3 in SEC play when the Kentucky Wildcats visit Athens. The Cats are coming off of a 90-72 win at Tennessee. They were led by guard Jodie Meeks who scored 54 points against the Vols.