Less than 24 hours after becoming the first team in modern college basketball history to win two games in one day, Dawgs, 13-16 overall during the regular season, win the SEC Tournament, earning an automatic bid to The Big Dance in the process.
Okay, I’m not sure I’ve come to terms with the magnitude/improbability of this: Two star players dismissed pre-season; only 7 scholarship players remaining; 4-12 in the conference; 13-16 overall; coach Dennis Felton all but officially fired; opening round, Georgia beats Ole Miss in double OT; tornado destorys Georgia Dome; Georgia forced to play two games in one day; at Georgia Tech; Georgia wins two games in one day, first of which in overtime; Georgia advances to SEC Tournament final; Georgia wins SEC Tournament final; Georgia earns automatic bid to NCAA Tournament.
What the hell? Where’s my bookie when I need him?
Georgia made its first and only Final Four appeearance in 1983, but I’d argue that today marks the greatest moment in Georgia basketball history. That’s not saying much perhaps, but it’s something for Georgia. The Dawgs get the honor of playing 3 seed Xavier in the nation’s capital on Thursday.
As an update on the previous article on this subject, yeah, my pantry is about three quarters full of canned pork ‘n beans, corn, cabbage, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and a variety of other non-perishable staples that should help me weather the inevitbale “End of Days” storm that Georgia’s tournament run surely signals. I’ve also begun work on a modest fallout shelter in the front yard. As I live in a condo, I imagine my Home Owner’s Association would normally take exception to this. After today, I think they’ll understand…