Dawgs' Stukes is suspended


Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 12:38 a.m.
Georgia sophomore guard Levi Stukes didn't play Tuesday night, but not for the reason that was originally expected.
Stukes, questionable with a sprained right ankle, was suspended for the game for breaking an unspecified team rule, coach Dennis Felton announced before the Florida game.
"He looked great in practice. He looked like he was 100 percent," Felton said. "But I decided to hold him back for a team rule."
Stukes, Georgia's leading scorer at 16.3 ppg, did not make the trip with the team Tuesday. He originally intended to make the trip and was to decide during the pregame shootaround if he was going to play.
Stukes sat out Georgia's 68-59 win Saturday against Vanderbilt, the Bulldogs' first Southeastern Conference win of the season.
  • TO THE POINT: Georgia starting freshman point guard Sundiata Gaines is from Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, the same New York City school that produced NBA point guards Kenny Smith and Kenny Anderson.
    Molloy also was a rival high school to St. Agnes, where Florida coach Billy Donovan starred as a player.
    "When you talk about Molloy you have to first talk about their coach, Jack Curran," Donovan said. "Jack Curran is one of those guys that's a New York high school coaching legend. He's been coaching in New York for 40 years and the thing that people don't understand is he probably has as many baseball state championships as he does basketball championships, because he coaches both sports."
    Curran also was responsible for Donovan landing a scholarship to Providence. When Smith, who played for Molloy at the time, announced his commitment to North Carolina, Curran referred Providence assistant coach Bill Donlan to Donovan. Donlan was recruiting Smith at the time.
  • ETC: Florida came into Tuesday night a 22-point favorite ... The game was broadcast on ESPN2 in high-definition, the second high-def broadcast ever at the O'Connell Center (Maryland was the first in December of 2003).
    ... Felton and Florida assistant Larry Shyatt worked together as assistants under Rick Barnes at Clemson.
    Name m fg fga fg fga ft fta O D T pf tp
    Steve Newman 25 1 6 0 3 0 0 2 5 7 4 2
    Dave Bliss 20 3 6 0 1 3 4 2 1 3 3 9
    Sundiata Gaines 40 5 14 2 6 3 7 3 4 7 2 15
    Kevin Brophy 37 3 6 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
    Channing Toney 28 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 4 0
    Younes Idrissi 19 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 4 2
    Jay McAuley 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Tommy Wainscott 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Matt Womack 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Corey Gibbs 11 0 4 0 0 4 4 2 1 3 1 4
    total 200 16 49 4 16 11 16 9 12 21 25 47
    Name m fg fga fg fga ft fta O D T pf tp
    Corey Brewer 24 2 4 0 1 4 5 2 1 3 3 8
    David Lee 24 2 6 0 0 1 2 1 6 7 2 5
    Al Horford 27 2 5 0 0 6 8 2 5 7 1 10
    Anthony Roberson 27 7 11 4 7 0 0 0 4 4 2 18
    Lee Humphrey 23 2 5 1 3 4 4 1 4 5 1 9
    Cornelius Ingram 5 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 4 4
    Taurean Green 17 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 4 4
    Joakim Noah 15 1 2 0 0 1 3 2 2 4 1 3
    Chris Richard 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 3 2
    Matt Walsh 24 2 8 0 2 5 5 2 1 3 0 9
    total 200 21 47 5 15 23 29 16 28 44 19 70
    Field goal pct., First Half: Georgia .304, Florida .440; Second half: Georgia .346, Florida .455; Game: Georgia .327, Florida .447. Assists: Georgia 8 (Brophy 3), Florida 13 (Lee 3). Turnovers: Georgia 12 (Bliss, Brophy 3), Florida 11 (Green, Noah, Walsh 2). Blocks: Georgia 3 (Idrissi 2), Florida 2 (Lee, Noah). Steals: Georgia 5 (Gaines 4), Florida 3 (Brewer 2). Technicals: None. Officials: Tony Greene, Mike Stuart, Rick Crawford. Attendance: 11345.
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