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Pressure Can Crack: Because of its constant motion, Georgia's triangle offense does not lend itself to halfcourt trapping. South Carolina decided instead to bring the pressure into the backcourt. Throughout the 2nd half, the Gamecocks rustled Georgia with a ¾-court press that funneled players into traps along the sideline near midcourt. As a result, 10 of Georgia's 17 turnovers came in the 2nd half.
Even when it didn't produce turnovers, Carolina's pressure affected Georgia's ability to run its triangle. Instead of initiating a halfcourt set with 25 seconds on the shot clock, the Bulldogs would have, say, 17-18 seconds. Each pass in the triangle creates multiple "read and react" options - with 6-8 fewer seconds to get organized, Georgia can't produce as many of those moments. Over time, that resulted in fewer high-quality looks. That's why you may see more of Carolina's 2-1-2 pressure - amidst a brew of mixing defenses - on Saturday night.