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#pounditFriday, June 2, 2023

Kentucky’s Ashton Hagans mocks Georgia for celebrating at halftime

For about 30 minutes of play on Tuesday night, Georgia looked like the more prepared and motivated team in its big game against Kentucky. Perhaps the Bulldogs should not have celebrated so enthusiastically after 20 of those minutes.

Georgia took a 37-31 lead into the half over No. 14 Kentucky, and they ignited the home crowd in Athens by closing out the first half with an 11-5 run. On their way to the locker room, Bulldogs players pumped up the crowd and flashed the logo on the fronts of their jerseys.

Unfortunately, the end result was not a good one for Georgia. Kentucky turned things on in the second half and never looked back after taking the lead with 8:06 remaining in the game. After the Wildcats won their 13th straight game against Georgia by a final score of 78-69, Kentucky point guard Ashton Higgins mocked the Bulldogs on Twitter for the way they celebrated at the half.

You can’t blame Georgia players for trying to ride the momentum into the locker room, but they were unable to back it up. While we’ve seen far worse premature celebrations in the past, we’re guessing the Bulldogs will think twice before getting that animated at the halfway point of any future games.


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