Georgia sophomore Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 20.3 points per game through the Bulldogs’ first three contests.
That’s about the only good news going for the Bulldogs at the moment.
After narrowly slipping past Jacksonville in their season opener, Georgia has now dropped back-to-back contests to both Youngstown State and Southern Miss. The two-game skid has come at the wrong time for the Bulldogs and head coach Mark Fox, as a trip to Brooklyn, New York may spell even more early-season troubles.
Georgia will square off against the nation’s top team in Indiana on Monday evening, and barring a major upset, will face the loser of the Georgetown–UCLA game on Tuesday as part of the Legends Classic.
After their dismal start to the season, the Bulldogs could presumably be headed for a 1-4 start to the season. On Friday, Georgia will return home to face East Tennessee State before hitting the road against South Florida and Georgia Tech in the coming weeks.
Sure, the Bulldogs have their chances and plenty of time to right the ship, but Fox is going to need more help outside of Caldwell-Pope if Georgia plans to do so.
The stats don’t lie: the Bulldogs ranks 278th in scoring heading into Monday, 262nd in rebounding and are shooting just 37% from the field as a group through the first three games. Don’t expect Georgia to be favored in any of their upcoming contests, aside from East Tennessee State.
The college basketball season is not even two weeks old, so there is obviously plenty of time for Georgia to figure things out. However, given their schedule and sluggish start, don’t be surprised if the Bulldogs find themselves buried deep before they even realize it.
Paul Seaver is the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheArenaPulse