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MBB: Mike White Postgame Presser, Box Score, Photos – Georgia vs. South Carolina 2024

On Georgia’s second half struggles





“I wish I knew. I’m not sure I have a great answer right now. Obviously by our body language, by the way we shot the ball down the stretch, our level of confidence, our level of swagger, whatever you want to call it, we didn’t shoot the way we needed to down the stretch. We didn’t lose the game because we didn’t make shots. South Carolina is really good, really good. They’re really connected, tough, physical and sound.”

On issues defending inside the paint…

“I thought that they passed it really well to one another. We probably exerted ourselves a little bit too much with the press and with trapping the post. We were coss-matched at the end of the press at times because we were zone-pressing back to man, we were doing some switching with Mack because he presents problems with his ability to stretch you from three.”





On the team’s long scoring drought in the second half…

“I think that stretch included all zone, I don’t know that without watching the film. That was a big factor. Davis stunting, playing cat-and-mouse with our ball handlers at the top of the key with his length and size, Gray on the interior, Murray-Boyles at the nail and their wings did a good job of preventing us from throwing it to the corners. We tried a couple different things, we had four guards out there with our fives. I don’t know about the first couple possessions, but after that I thought we had some pretty good looks.”

On South Carolina’s productive shooting, what has to change for the Bulldogs.. 

“A lot. We had four or five silly fouls. Our communication wasn’t great. In our guys’ defense, we hadn’t pressed a ton this season. I’m not sure whether we pressed too much today or not. I’ll have a better answer after I study the film closely. We probably exerted ourselves a little bit too much and so some of our rotations were not there, especially late when we were playing from behind some of their baskets were so easy. I think it was guys just being really fatigued and our level of communication dropped.”

On South Carolina switching from man to zone defense late in the second half… 

“They’ve only played a few possessions of zone all year. It was a good move by coach Paris, it was a surprising move. It was a zone they played early in the season. We spent a little more time on it for our game in Columbia. It is a zone that they had success with last year.” 

On what needs to change to get the team back on track and ready to play a couple of games on the road…

“We’re going to focus on everything. We’re going to focus on being the best we can be. We will meet on Monday at length. This is three losses in a row and it’s something we haven’t been through yet this season. It will be heavy film and talking on Monday. We’re going to try to talk some things out. We’ve got to figure out what gives us the best chance to win moving forward.”

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WGolf: Georgia finishes the Collegiate Invitational at Guadalajara Country ClubCaterina tied for third with Caterina Don in second place

Caterina Don >>> Photo: Tony Walsh/UGAAA

Led by a runner-up showing from fifth-year senior Caterina Don, the No. 30-ranked Georgia women’s golf team tied for third in the Collegiate Invitational at Guadalajara Country Club on Saturday. Don wrapped up play at 2-under 214, two shots behind medalist Andrea Bergsdottir from Colorado State.

Don and Bergsdottir were tied entering the final round; however, Bergsdottir’s hole-in-one at No. 15 proved to be the difference on the final leaderboard.

On the season, Don has now posted top-10 individual finishes in five of six tournaments, including back-to-back runner-up efforts in the first two events of the spring. She is a combined 17-under over 16 rounds, with 12 par-or-better tallies.

Georgia completed the 54-hold tournament tied for third at 29-over 893, 15 shots behind Florida State.

The Bulldogs played the second half of the second round on Saturday and finished that loop at 13-over 301. Don’s 1-under 71 led Georgia, with additional counting scores of 74 by Savannah De Bock, 75 by LoraLie Cowart and 81 by Kate Song.

Georgia notched its low team round of the tournament in the final round, a 7-over 295 comprised of 73s from Cowart and Don and 74s from De Bock and Natachanok “Drive” Tunwannarux.

Overall, De Bock tied for 14th in her collegiate debut by shooting 8-over 224, Cowart tied for 19th at 226, Tunwannarux tied for 33rd at 230 and Song finished 62nd at 246. Bernice Olivarez Ilas, who competed individually, tied for 42nd at 232.

The Bulldogs will return to action in 10 days when they venture to California to compete in the San Diego State Classic at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Sante Fe outside San Diego.

Collegiate Invitational at Guadalajara County Club

Guadalajara Country Club

Guadalajara, Mexico

Par 72, 6333 Yards

Saturday’s Final Results


Florida State                   289-295-294=878

Tennessee                       301-295-292=888

Georgia                         297-301-295=893

SMU                             294-301-298=893

Colorado State                  292-302-305=899

Virginia                        299-305-299=903

Cal                             301-306-297=904

N.C. State                      301-301-305=907

Maryland                        298-300-310=908

Louisville                      299-310-304=913

UNLV                            305-306-306=917

New Mexico                      311-305-305=932


Andrea Bergsdottir, Colorado St.   71-70-71=212

Caterina Don, Georgia              70-71-73=214

Lottie Woad, Florida St.           72-72-70=214

Mackenzie Lee, SMU                 74-70-70=214

Amanda Sambach, Virginia           73-73-71=217

Vanessa Gilly, Tennessee           74-73-72=219

Mirabel Ting, Florida St.          71-72-77=220

M. Chotikabhukkana, Tennessee      76-71-75=222

Toa Yokoyama, UNLV                 76-74-73=223

Jaclyn LaHa, Virginia              73-77-73=223

Bailey Davis, Tennessee            75-74-74=223

Adora Liu, Cal                     71-77-75=223

Carmen Griffiths, Louisville       69-77-77=223


 T14. Savannah De Bock             75-74-75=224

 T19. LoraLie Cowart               78-75-73=228

 T34. Drive Tunwannarux            74-82-74=230

*T42. Bernice Olivarez Ilas        77-76-79=232

  62. Kate Song                    83-81-82=246

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