Sunday, January 28, 2007

Cardiac Dawgs "Do It for Broph"

Before a sold out, raucous Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, the resurgent Georgia Bulldogs defeated their second straight top 25 opponent, LSU 57-54 today. The game was the third buzzer beater in the last 4 games for UGA, having won one at Arkansas and lost another one at Alabama last week. The Dawgs also went to overtime to beat national power Kentucky 78-69 last Wed. night.

This game stood out for a special reason. Before the game, the family of Kevin Brophy, who came all the way from Australia, was honored, and a scholarship in Kevin's name was announced.

Last July, Brophy, a member of the basketball team, was tragically killed in a car accident . Coach Dennis Felton's Dawgs have dedicated their season to their fallen teamate. The team wears "Do it for Broph" patches on their uniforms. The patch also appears underneath each goal stand at both ends of the court at Stegeman Coliseum.

Brophy played through a couple of Georgia's worst basketball seasons in recent memory. It's a shame that he's not here to celebrate the turn around that the Dawgs are experiencing. But according to the team and the coaches, "Broph" has indeed been here every step of the way.


possum said...

It was a great win in memory of Broph. Coach Felton is an amazing character. He has built that team out of nothing.

And ain't it a shame about Tech? Those boys just can't seem to win on the road!

Button Gwinnett said...

I hope you can forgive the comparison, but Tech does have a bad habit of playing "possum" on the road. ;-)

They lost their best chance to end their road game losing streak against Wake Forest. But, you never know. They certainly have the talent to pull off a big upset most anytime, anywhere.

Paul Hewitt's gotta be feeling some heat.