UGA MBB: Anthony Edwards and Sahvir Wheeler Georgia vs. Texas A&M Postgame Interview

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UGA MBB: Anthony Edwards and Sahvir Wheeler Georgia vs. Texas A&M Postgame Interview

Anthony Edwards (left) and Sahvir Wheeler (right) -  Georgia vs. Texas A&M Postgame Interview - Saturday, February 01, 2020
Anthony Edwards (left) and Sahvir Wheeler (right) – Georgia vs. Texas A&M Postgame Interview – Saturday, February 01, 2020

UGA freshman Anthony Edwards along with teammate Sahvir Wheeler each share their thoughts on the Bulldogs’ 63-48 victory over the Aggies in Saturday’s SEC men’s basketball game in Athens, GA at Stegeman Coliseum. Edwards chooses to thank his teammates when asked if this was his most complete game, “We find each other, we just play together out there…”

ANTHONY EDWARDS

UGA men's basketball freshman Anthony Edwards (5) | Georgia vs. Texas A&M | Saturday, February 01, 2020
UGA men’s basketball freshman Anthony Edwards (5) | Georgia vs. Texas A&M | Saturday, February 01, 2020

A. Edwards on taking control during the game:

“In practice, we do a lot of boxing out drills. I told the bigs to box out number 32 on [Texas A&M]. I told them to box him out, and I would go and get the rebound. I took it upon myself to go down there and try to grab every rebound I could.”

A. Edwards on what worked for Georgia today that did not work in the previous game against Missouri:

“What worked for us in the second half, that didn’t work for us in the Missouri game, was Sahvir Wheeler. That is all I can say. The rebounds and points came from him. I appreciate my other teammates, too, for being happy and looking for me every time. Sahvir is the key to it all. When he plays, we all play up to his intensity.”

A. Edwards on looking forward:

“I feel like we could compete with anyone. If we put our mind to it, don’t think too much, go out there and play basketball, and just do what the coaches tell us to do, we can compete with anyone, no matter who it is.”

SAHVIR WHEELER

UGA men's basketball freshman Sahvir Wheeler (15) | Georgia vs. Texas A&M | Saturday, February 01, 2020
UGA men’s basketball freshman Sahvir Wheeler (15) | Georgia vs. Texas A&M | Saturday, February 01, 2020

S. Wheeler on what led to cutting back turnovers in the second half:

“I think it was settling down. We came back after halftime and got some momentum towards the end of the half to calm the nerves down. Then, we just had to trust each other. The ball was moving a little in the first half, and we really got moving in the second half. We got Anthony [Edwards] and Rayshaun [Hammonds] some free shots. We started moving the ball in transition. We are a great team in transition, so as long as they are getting one shot, we are passing ahead. Our turnovers are down, and we were making plays at the other end of the floor.”

S. Wheeler on handling the double-digit lead in the second half of today’s game coming off the loss to Missouri:

“The past is the past. We cannot change it, but we can definitely learn from it. That is not something we dwelled on. We just had the same situation. Looking back on it, we just had to finish out the game. It is a 40-minute game, and we had the lead with 12 minutes to go, which is a long time. We just came out and had to believe, stick to the game plan and keep our foot on the gas.”

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