Toe doesn’t keep Thompkins out of Dogs’ lineup

(Updated 1:45 p.m.)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Wearing a shoe with extra protection for his left big toe,  forward Trey Thompkins started Georgia’s game against Alabama this afternoon at Coleman Coliseum.

Thompkins had an ingrown toenail removed on Tuesday and was lifted from Wednesday’s game against LSU after aggravating the tender toe. Coach Mark Fox said on Friday that it wouldn’t be known until close to game time  whether Thompkins would play against Alabama.

Thompkins participated in pregame warmups today, at one point taking a brief break to allow an SEC Network cameraman to zoom in for a closeup shot of his left shoe.

Also, freshman backup forward Marcus Thornton, who missed Wednesday’s game with what Fox described as a deep elbow laceration, participated in warmups.

It’s going to be an interesting final weekend of the regular season for several SEC East teams.  Depending on what happens in three games this weekend, Georgia could be seeded anywhere from No. 2 to No. 5 in next week’s conference tournament at the Georgia Dome. For more on this weekend’s scenarios, click here.

49 comments Add your comment

Brian F.

March 5th, 2011
1:38 pm

Brian F.

March 5th, 2011
1:39 pm

We need to win this game !!

Paul (You doesn't have to call me Johnson)

March 5th, 2011
1:42 pm

Brian F.

You are a genius!
How did you do it?

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
1:48 pm

Let’s see if Howard ( before I as Trey) moves well without the ball…..

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
1:49 pm

D A Double,

DId you get a look at Howard’s (before I wasTrey) tatts ???

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
1:51 pm

Why doesn’t Howard ( before I was Trey) crash the freakin’ boards??

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
1:52 pm

See the glance at the ref after the missed alley oop?

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
1:58 pm

DIdn’t see that foul….

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
1:58 pm

D A ,

See Robinson has a few Tatts of his own

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
2:06 pm

Another tale of two halves looming??

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
2:09 pm

Come on, Howard ( before I was Trey), fight for position!

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
2:17 pm

That’s the difference between Howard ( before I was Trey) an Sullinger. Sullinger effectively passes out of the double team…

The Bama strategy paid off on that one.

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
2:24 pm

Follow your damn shots!!!!

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
2:27 pm

Half time……Bama appears to want it more…..

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
3:24 pm

6:16 to go..down 8

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
3:25 pm

make that 11

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
3:26 pm

Impressive tip in Howard ( before I was Trey)

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
3:28 pm

“dawgs” can’t finish!!

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
3:28 pm

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
3:35 pm

Almost down to hack and hope time….

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
3:37 pm

Can’t say they din’t have opportunites down the stretch….

1:18 down 9

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
3:39 pm

What are they trying to execute? no one on the same page

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
3:41 pm

Howard ( before I was Trey) nails the Trey!

Down 5 …31.5 secs

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
3:44 pm

To quote Dandy Don Merideth……Turn off the lights, the party’s over.

Committee on Anti-Alabama Activities

March 5th, 2011
3:45 pm

Its all over but the shouting. We’ve come to take what’s ours. Bama 66 Georgia 57

Committee on Anti-Alabama Activities

March 5th, 2011
3:47 pm

Bama’ 25th 20 win season

Dawgs have 7 20 win seasons- pathetic

Buzz2010

March 5th, 2011
3:52 pm

Dawgs #2 seed in NIT………………

Floundering Fox Hounds Batman !

March 5th, 2011
3:57 pm

Hurt toe didnt matter anyway dawgs just plain sucked today.

Bawbie

March 5th, 2011
3:59 pm

Fire Dave Perno !

Gainesville Dawg

March 5th, 2011
3:59 pm

I thought this was a UGA blog. Evidently most of the comments are from morons who got lost.
Get a life!!!!!!
Gooooooooo, Dawgs!!!!!!!!!!

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RaleighDawg

March 5th, 2011
5:11 pm

Am I the only one who doesn’t understand Coach Fox’s strategy ? Down by 8, under three minutes and first we don’t press….then we get under 2 minutes and we foul…and while I’m asking, why was Connor good enough to start the first few games while Howard (Before I was Trey) was out, but since has been DNP…however, today he get’s in for 2 minutes, plays D, gets a good rebound, hits a nice jumper and again is banished to the bench while Chris Barnes plays 14 minutes with nary a rebound or point ?

RaleighDawg

March 5th, 2011
5:15 pm

…and are there any other UGA men’s basketball fans that are sick and tired of watching UGA come out of a timeout only to turn the ball over ? Today was classic in which Gerald doesn’t even put up a shot before the shot clock runs out…and speaking of Gerald…2-12 shooting, four turnovers, four fouls and he plays 39 minutes ? If for no other reason wouldn’t most reasonable folks try someone else for a little bit ?

RaleighDawg

March 5th, 2011
5:18 pm

I am grateful for UGA’s seventh’s 20 win season in 79 years, but I am frustrated by how this team did not progress one iota during the course of the season. This team we saw play Alabama today showed the same flaws and lack of hustle as the one that opened the season against Augusta State back on November 4….and in my opinion, they may even have regressed a bit since that opening game. I hope Coach Fox has a better idea and improved system by next year or we’ll be back to out old basketball ways (and record).

RaleighDawg

March 5th, 2011
5:25 pm

What is the definition of insanity again ? Posting the same blog comments over and over again, while expecting your team to improve upon your noted observations, only to experience the same weaknesses and results ?

Buckeye

March 5th, 2011
5:28 pm

I’m pulling for Vandy over FL. Go Festus.

I’ll be curious about the Nashville crowd. Vandy’s on Spring Break as of Friday. Might not be too boistrous.

dbc

March 5th, 2011
5:54 pm

Georgia basketball is no more watchable than Georgia football. Great athletes with no heart or hustle, or spirit. I predicted UGA would try and mail this one in today, and that they did. What on earth are they waiting for? I don’t know why everyone’s so high on Fox. Is he an upgrade over Felton? Yes. Has he improved this team one iota since the start of the season. No. One and done in the NCAA Tourney…which I personally don’t think they deserve to be in.

Selection Committee

March 5th, 2011
6:09 pm

ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has UGA as the first team out.
Buck up–if this stays the same, the CollegeInsider.com tournament will surely give you an invite!

kydawg

March 5th, 2011
6:22 pm

We didn’t play worthy of the NCAA Tournament today. No heart…no hustle. Should’ve benched the starting five and make them watch. Trey and Travis are definitely not NBA ready…even though they ended up with respectable stats…it was not a respectable performance…IMO

Delta Stewardess

March 5th, 2011
7:47 pm

He played pretty well with the bum toe.

DC DAWG

March 5th, 2011
7:59 pm

RaleighDawg-

You are absolutely right. I’m glad to see we have some dawg faithful who are in touch. It’s really pathetic as a program constantly beaming with potential to consistently fold like lawnchairs in the face of adversity. I have spent the entirety of my conscious life faithfully following my dawgs thru all sports and do not care to relive on this blog the laundry list of heartbreaks we have endured as a program. Living in DC, I am stuck reading blogs and watching from my computer, the bar or in rare lucky occasions on tv. Somehow, I’ve managed to catch almost every meaningful game this season of promise. Things are definitely going in the right direction for the basketball program, but FOX’s dawgs have not improved much during the season and continue to have issues with effort/focus. We just aren’t mentally and physically tough enough to compete at a championship level in the nation’s toughest conference. Our second half use of timeouts, lack of bench depth, shooting, ballhandling, press breaking, offensive sets, out of bounds plays & defensive footwork have not improved noticeably at all throughout the course of the season. What are we practicing? Yes, our record has improved this season but it’s been 8yrs+ since our probation debacle and we have plenty of talent so it’s time to stop making excuses. We need to toughen up and show some killer instinct and intelligence (this may be a problem) in the conference tournament. I just hope the damage has not been done to keep us out of the big dance. I feel like we’re stuck on repeat of a Bon Jovi smash “Livin’ on a Prayer”… Go Dawgs x(

John

March 5th, 2011
8:49 pm

Great game Dawgs. Thompkins made it happen. Boy I am glad he was in the game.

Ga Dawg 97

March 5th, 2011
9:22 pm

The Thug Dawgs will wind up in the NIT…

harold

March 5th, 2011
10:15 pm

GEORGIA IS NOT AND WILL NOT EVER BE A PLACE TO COMPETE FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BASKETBALL!

ToeMeetsLeather

March 6th, 2011
7:44 am

One quality win this season Dawgs, is that enough to get in?

Buckeye

March 6th, 2011
7:56 am

Hmmmmm, more “dawg” naysayers than supporters here……

McDawg

March 6th, 2011
11:24 am

after what WVU is doing -we are going to have to make a run in the SEC tournament-at the very least 2 wins perhaps 3

but this team does not have the mental/leadership/toughness and sorry but G. Robinson isn’t cutting it

Beast from the East

March 6th, 2011
11:42 am

Buckeye,
You don’t want to see the Mighty Gators in the tournament. We’ve seen that play out before and it wasn’t pretty!

Buckeye

March 7th, 2011
11:08 am

Beast,

We took care of you handily on your home court earlier in the year. You’ve had a good run of late and cannott dismiss Danovan’s expeince. Perhaps we’l be matched up late in the Tourney.

Belated Congrats on your NC. Never crazy about Noah but Horford is a class act. Where are the rest of that team?