March 20, 2008
Three separate forces converged on Georgia in their first round loss to Xavier. The Bulldog offense fell to pieces in the second half resulting in a nine minute stretch with only three points. That problem was compounded by "Refs Gone Wild" as the officiating crew awarded 33 free throws to Xavier while the Dawgs only shot five. And lastly, Xavier is really damn good defensively.
But none of that matters right now. All that matters is that Georgia just completed one of the greatest weeks in Bulldog basketball history.
The team will open the season next year with two important lines added to the banners hanging above the score board. We'll add one for SEC Tournament Champions, and we'll add another for NCAA 1st and 2nd Rounds. Any season that ends with two more banners on the wall is a good season.
The only other thing left to say is "Thank You" to Dave Bliss and Sundiata Gaines.
-- Felton's team shows heart - AJC
-- Honoring Gaines - AJC