JONES HONORED: UGA’s Jarvis Jones named All-American

Despite taking a circuitous route to get to Athens, linebacker Jarvis Jones is making the most of his college football career. The blue-chip recruit from Columbus chose Southern California over the Dawgs after a standout career at Carver High School. But a neck injury sidelined Jones for half of his freshman season and the Trojans advised Jones to quit the game due to the injury. He would not, and transferred to UGA.

After one season in Athens, Jones has been named an All-American by the FWAA. Jones had 69 tackles, which led the team, and had 19.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks, which led the SEC. UGA’s latest All-American is now second in school history with 13.5 sacks.


The No. 13 Georgia women’s basketball team improved to 8-1 last week with a win over Mercer. Monday was a different story however as the Lady Dogs fell to a different pack of Bulldogs in a last-second loss to Gonzaga in the Las Vegas Hoops Classic.

Georgia’s men’s hoops team fell to instate rival Georgia Tech on Dec. 7, 68-56. It was the first time since 1976 – a stretch of 13 games – that Tech had last won in Athens.

“That was a very disappointing loss. We’re not a very good basketball team right now, and that’s my responsibility,” said head coach Mark Fox. “Our defense collapsed on us in the second half, but you have to give Georgia Tech credit. Their defense in the second half was better than our offense.”

In the second stanza, Tech outscored Georgia 43-27 after trailing 29-25 at the half. A 12-0 run to start the second half gave the Jackets a lead they would not relinquish. Georgia shot just 30 percent in the second half while Tech hit 65 percent of its field goal attempts. In the paint for the game, Tech outscored the Bulldogs 34-14.

Point guard Gerald Robinson led the Dawgs with 20 points while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 10 points and led the team with five boards.

It was Fox’s first loss in three games against the Yellow Jackets. The Bulldogs (5-5) will host Mercer Wednesday.

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