Dennis Felton Needs Another Miracle SEC Tournament Run
Normally, it wouldn't be that noteworthy that a Georgia team that has lost to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Loyola (Ill) would lose to Tennessee. What makes it a surprise was how badly Georgia managed to blow this game. The Bulldogs were up by 11 on the Volunteers with over 12 minutes left.
More importantly, Tennessee was in significant foul trouble. Even as Tennessee chipped away at the lead, Georgia held a lead with over five minutes left. Tennessee had four players with four fouls, including their power forward Wayne Chism and wing guard J.P. Prince -- both starters.
The Bulldogs could not get that fifth foul on any of the Vols, even Chism, who continued to battle and rebound inside. No Georgia player went at him to even try and draw a foul on a key starter inside. The Georgia coaches were either asleep at the switch or could not seem to grasp that it would help their chances if Chism and/or Prince were not on the floor.
Georgia earned that loss with poor play in the final ten minutes, and Felton will earn his termination as the losses continue to occur. Especially when he doesn't put the players in a position to win.