Team of the Moment: Georgia

    
March 15th, 2008

Georgia
15-16 (4-12 SEC East)

Computer numbers (through Friday; courtesy of kenpom.com): RPI 141, SOS 47

Results today: Defeated Kentucky 60-56 in an SEC quarterfinal and Mississippi State 64-60 in an SEC semifinal.

You can't make this stuff up. Thanks to a serious storm that made its way through the Atlanta area last night (what we now know included a tornado), the Georgia Bulldogs had to play two games in one day if they wanted to play for the SEC title on Sunday. Well, where there's a will there's a way and the Dawgs live to fight another day. What makes the two wins all the more amazing is that the leading offensive option, guard Sundiata Gaines, fouled out of both contests. Freshman guard Zac Swansey won the quarterfinal against Kentucky with his tenth three-pointer of the season. And in the nightcap they hang on with the help of a Charles Rhodes techincal foul with 7.6 seconds remaining. So all you bubble teams get on out and purchase your hog hats; if Arkansas doesn't end this miraculous story one of you is staying home.