December 21, 2007
Dennis Felton today became the first coach in UGA history to lose two games in the same day (using Eastern Standard Time)*. The Dawgs -- currently playing in Hawaii -- lost to East Tennessee State around 2:00 am eastern time, and then followed that up with a humiliating loss to Tulane around 8 pm tonight. Two RPI Killers in 20 hours.
The Hoop Dawgs go for the Hawaii Hat Trick(TM) tomorrow vs. Hawaii. Given the nature of officiating on the island for Warrior home games and the state's eagerness to beat the Bulldogs in SOMETHING, it doesn't look promising.
In Felton's defense, Tulane did beat Auburn by 15 points earlier in the season. Of course they also lost to Buffalo and New Orleans as well....neither of which is known for their basketball prowess.
The team is now 6-3 on the season with non-conference games remaining against Hawaii, Gonzaga (in Seattle), Presbyterian and Georgia Tech. At this point, we'll need 10-6 in the SEC to make the NCAA tourney. The SEC is down this year, but is it really that down?
The AJC's take is relatively optimistic.
*I can't confirm this fact. Well...I can confirm that he lost twice. Not that he's the first to do it. I just can't envision to many scenarios where it's possible to do what he did today.