Tuesday October 30, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Coach Mark Fox has a long list of reasons his Georgia team should be better this season.
Fox says the Bulldogs are deeper, more athletic, more physical and more experienced.
Georgia, which made its first NCAA tournament appearance in nine years in 2011, fell back to 15-17 last season.
Four starters return: guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and forwards Marcus Thornton, Donte Williams and Nemanja Djurisic. Caldwell-Pope averaged 13.2 points per game as a freshman last season.
Freshmen Charles Mann and Kenny Gaines and Brandon Morris could play significant roles. Mann could start at point guard.
An optimistic Fox says "We have more pieces this year."
The two most prominent players Fox must replace are starting point guard Gerald Robinson and backup guard Dustin Ware.
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