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“Obviously we had a terrible start and dug such a big hole we just couldn’t get all the way out of it,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said. “I thought we made a lot of mental errors in the first half and those are very costly because Louisiana Tech has a good team and good teams make you pay for your mistakes.”

White said Georgia’s turnovers against Vermont “definitely” influenced his plan to turn up the defensive pressure.

“First of all, that’s what we do,” White said. “That’s our strength. We’re always going to play to our strength. … We were eager to get back to playing more with our defensive identity. … The full-court and the half-court pressure were as important as they’ve been all year.”