Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Men's Basketball Breakdown: The First Eight Games
As basketball seasons go, the 2011-12 version for the UWG men's team has started as well as could be hoped for, as the Wolves are perfect through the first eight games.
This year's Wolves are utlilizing a solid mix of strong defense and steady offense to get to this point undefeated. The start has included blowouts and close-calls, but each has continued to build on what is the best opening to the men's basketball season since the 2004-05 campaign.
Sims on fire early
UWG senior forward Da'Ron Sims has been on a torrid pace thus far in his final season at West Georgia, averaging 20.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game over the first eight. He is shooting 47 percent from the floor and hitting on 75 percent of his free-throws. Against Columbus State last Saturday, Sims had 10 points and 13 rebounds, his first double-double of the 2011-12 campaign. His points total is also good for tops in the Gulf South Conference.
The Start Historically
A look through the archives of UWG men's basketball shows many solid seasons, but mostly West Georgia would find a loss in game five or six. This year's 8-0 start marks the fourth-best in school history, with the 1972-73 9-0 start next on the list. Fortunately for this year's team, Augusta State is not on the schedule, as the Jaguars have been the team to stop the top three starts in school history.
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