Georgia Stuns Kentucky in Overtime, 60-56

Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 4:28 pm ET

College Basketball, Kissed With Apocalypse

Frumped by

12th seed Dawgs, only 4-12 in the SEC this season, continue their surprising SEC Tournament run after tornado forces festivities, fans out of the Georgia Dome.

UGA and Kentucky play before friends, family and bands only due to limited seating at Georgia Tech's Alexander Memorial Coliseum


This game was scheduled for 9:45 pm last night.  I know this, because I tried to watch it at a local watering hole (my cable provider, which will remain unnamed out of respect for the content of this site, doesn’t offer ESPN Full Court).  So I waited for close to 3 hours before they announced that it was officially postponed until today at noon.  For Georgia fans, it was worth the wait; first time they’d beat Kentucky in tournament play in 9 tries.  For Kentucky, “Et tu, Brute?” ?

Fortunately, my wait wasn’t entirely in vain I suppose.  Mississippit St.-Alabama (scheduled immediately before Georgia-Kentucky) was only delayed by the monsoon that tore into the Georgia Dome, so I caught the end of that one.  It was good.   I also got to see and enjoy the irony of Tubby Smith’s Golden Gophers pulling a “Hill to Laettner” against Indiana.  That was special (that kid has pulled crazy shit like that twice now?!?).  And how could I not be enthralled by Clemson’s dismantling of Boston College as if they were a Class A, JV girls squad?  Well, at least the Minnesota-Indiana game was good. 

A soothsayer once told Julius Caesar to “beware the Ides of March”.  Well, he didn’t, not enough at least, and we all know what happened to him (at least I hope “we” do).  In a battle of Bulldogs tonight at 8:30 in Georgia Tech’s Alexander Memorial Coliseum, the Dawgs from Georgia will be hoping to guide Mississippi State to a similar fate.  Highly unlikely, of course.  Notwithstanding the disparity in quality, this will be the first time in SEC Tournament history that a team has had to play two games in one day.   Unfortunately, it’s a necessary consequence of the Georgia Dome debacle.  Otherwise, the SEC may not have crowned a champion in time for Selection Sunday. 

Georgia is an 11 point under(dawg) to Mississippi State tonight, and that’s probably fair. Stranger things have happened though I suppose.  Afterall, it is the Ides of March.  The Dawgs continue to audition. . .will they win the role of Brutus yet again?   If so, I will add the “Kissed With Apocalypse” tag to this article. . .and start stocking up on non-perishable canned goods immediately.


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One Response to “Georgia Stuns Kentucky in Overtime, 60-56”

  1. Ciaran Says:

    UPDATE:  Georgia beats Mississippi State (holy shit).  Plays Arkansas tomorrow for the Championship and an automatic bid to the Big Dance.  WOW…

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