The Georgia Bulldogs are Quietly on the Rise

By Taylor Sturm
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

After a horrible start to the season that included the Georgia Bulldogs losing to Youngstown State and Iona, the Bulldogs are on a bit of a winning streak. Midway through December, Georgia was 2 – 7 and had the worst record in the SEC. Since then, the Bulldogs have won four in a row including a good win against the USC Trojans. Georgia is quietly moving up the ranks in the SEC to be a mid-level team rather than a bottom team.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope continues to be unstoppable in almost every game and is the type of player that can carry his team further than expected. He is one of the best players in the country, but has to have some help from the rest of his team. The Bulldogs recent win streak will give the rest of the team confidence to play up to the level of Caldwell-Pope.

The Bulldogs next game is the SEC opener against the No. 13 Florida Gators. Georgia should be overwhelmed by the sheer power of the Florida offense, but do not expect the Bulldogs to go down without a fight. Caldwell-Pope should get at least a double-double and the Bulldogs will not lose by more than ten.

If Georgia can go at least two and three in the first five games of SEC play (they play Florida twice), the schedule for the Bulldogs gets a little easier. With a late push, this struggling Georgia team could make a place for themselves in the NIT at the end of the season.

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