Should Dawgs Get Bid?
For only the seventh time in UGA men’s basketball history, the Dawgs won twenty-plus games. In Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, BAMA came from way behind late to steal an overtime victory in the second round of the SEC tournament over UGA. Coach Mark Fox called an ill-timed timeout with 0.8 seconds left, as what would apparently have been the game-winning shot by Dustin Ware then banked in from long range. Georgia, having previously gifted the momentum to the Tide, could not regain control in the extra period and dropped to 21-11 on the season. With quality wins against potential tournament teams: Kentucky, Tennessee, UAB and Colorado and no bad losses whatsoever on the season, UGA should reach the NCAA tournament due to strength of schedule, strong RPI (39th) and body of work throughout the course of the season. If UGA is left out, this would be the best team in school history to not get a tournament bid. Ten times the University Georgia has been selected for the Big Dance, and I justifiably expect an eleventh. GO DAWGS!