About Georgia Seed: 10. RPI: 48 Vs. Washington: The teams have never played. Common opponents: The Huskies lost 74-67 to Kentucky in the...
Seed: 10. RPI: 48
Vs. Washington: The teams have never played.
Common opponents: The Huskies lost 74-67 to Kentucky in the Maui Invitational while Georgia split a pair of meetings with the Wildcats. The Bulldogs won at home 77-70 and lost on the road 66-60.
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Coach: Mark Fox (2nd season at Georgia; he was 123-43 in five seasons (2004-09) at Nevada.
Local connections: Fox was a Washington assistant from 1991-93 under coach Lynn Nance. Fox met his wife, Cindy, at Washington. She is a UW graduate who worked as the Huskies’ director of marketing and promotions when Fox was on the Huskies’ basketball staff.
• The Bulldogs are an experienced team, starting four juniors and a senior.
• Georgia blew a big lead against Alabama in an SEC tournament quarterfinal game. The Bulldogs had taken a 14-point lead with 7:33 to play but lost the game in overtime. Georgia opened the SEC tournament with an 18-point win over Auburn.
• Trey Thompkins, a 6-foot-10 junior, is Georgia’s best player. Thompkins averages 16.1 points and 7.5 rebounds, both team highs for the Bulldogs.
• Georgia has limited opponents to just .396 field-goal shooting this season, while making 45 percent of its shots.
• Georgia has out-rebounded opponents by almost five boards per game but turns the ball over more than its opponents.
• Fox’s closest friend outside of basketball is Washington volleyball coach Jim McLaughlin. Fox was an assistant coach at Kansas State when McLaughlin was the Wildcats’ volleyball coach.
|St. Martins||W, 97-76|
|Mcneese St.||W, 118-64|
|E. Wash.||W, 98-72|
|Mich. State||L, 76-71|
|Lg Beach St.||W, 102-75|
|Texas Tech||W, 108-79|
|@Tex A&M||L, 63-62|
|S. Francisco||W, 80-52|
|@USC||W, 73-67 (ot)|
|Oregon State||W, 103-72|
|Ariz. State||W, 88-75|
|@Oregon St.||L, 68-56|
|@Ariz. State||W, 79-62|