Georgia basketball will be putting its undefeated home-court record on the line against Austin Peay at 7 p.m. on Monday.
The Bulldogs’ success has led to demand for tickets at Stegeman Coliseum with season tickets sold out and six of the nine SEC home dates already complete sellouts.
Georgia features arguably the best player in college basketball in freshman Anthony Edwards, a projected NBA lottery pick. The 6-foot-5 Edwards is as explosive as he is skilled, leading the nation’s freshmen with 19.7 points per game.
Still second-year coach Tom Crean said the Bulldogs (8-3) are very much a work in progress with nine freshmen on the roster, even as they have continued to win games.
“We’re learning that how important each possession is,” Crean said on a Monday afternoon teleconference.
“We have to learn how important our physicality on the glass, our communication on defense and our ability to string together good possessions of movement on offense, how important those things are.”
The Governors are 6-6, but Crean notes how effective they had been on the offensive glass.
“t really stays in a situation where we try to stay on top of our improvement,” Crean said, “(and) look every day at what guys need to get better at as individuals, what they’ve got to get better at as a team.”
Georgia’s schedule gets significantly tougher after the Austin Peay game, with a trip to No. 9 Memphis next Saturday on deck, followed by a Jan. 7 home game against No. 17 Kentucky and a Jan. 11 road trip to No. 8 Auburn.
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