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Mind-boggling numbers in the first half

GEORGIA, 50-45

Usually when a team shoots as well as Georgia has the first half, you can figure it will cool off in the second half. But the way Georgia has shot this season (see pregame post below), I'm not sure that applies.

The Bulldogs from the South are shooting 65 percent at halftime, the best anyone has shot against GU this season in the first half – by a huge margin. The previous best was Butler's 48 percent. And we all know how that game turned out.

But it's actually worse than that. Georgia is just 4 of 13 from beyond the arc, which means they are 18 of 21 inside (that's 86 percent folks).

Even if they shoot half that after intermission, it will be tough for GU, because 43 percent would still be higher than people have shot against the Zags on average coming in.

The positive spin you can put on it? Even though Georgia is shooting like that, it still only leads by five.

We'll be back in the second half.

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