- 10:02 am Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10
1. I talked to quarterback Aaron Murray on Monday about his big debut as a professional in UGA’s Pro Day on Wednesday morning. Here’s a link to the story that will run in Wednesday’s newspaper.
Murray has already turned some heads with his recovery from last November’s knee surgery. Just 4 1/2 months since having ACL reconstruction surgery, Murray says he is fully recovered and will prove it to NFL executives and scouts Wednesday morning.
I talked to several people about Murray’s pro prospects and right now I’m having a hard time finding a dissenting opinion. Where [More]
- 2:44 pm Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution recruiting reporter Michael Carvell talked to Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox on Monday for some recruiting stories he’s working on. But while he had him on the phone he asked him about tonight’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game between Kentucky and UConn.
Shockingly, Fox likes the SEC’s Wildcat’s in that game.
“I’ve got my SEC pom poms on,” Fox said. “I’m sticking with the SEC.”
“I actually told our team when Kentucky beat us in the (SEC tournament) semifinals,‘If they shoot the 3 well and they play like that, they can win the national championship.’ It really comes down to if [More]
- 3:09 pm Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – The University of Georgia on Wednesday announced a two-year contract extension for men’s basketball coach Mark Fox. That means it will expire at the end of the 2017-18 season.
Fox’s fifth Georgia team went 20-14 this past season and finished in a tie for second place in the SEC with a 12-6. Fox has an overall record of 85-77 and an SEC record of 40-44 heading into his sixth season.
Fox was traveling to Texas for the Final Four and is not answering questions about the extension beyond the statement he gave in the UGA’s news release. Meanwhile, Georgia Athletic Director [More]
- 5:49 pm Friday, March 21st, 2014 by Chip Towers
Not that they need any more at the moment, but the Mercer Bears have some fans in the Georgia Bulldogs. In fact, one Bulldog in particular predicted Mercer’s upset over Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
“That’s one of the upsets I called right,” said Georgia point guard Charles Mann, shortly before the Bulldogs’ practice Friday and soon after the Bears’ 79-71 victory. “Me and J.J. (Frazier) were arguing in the locker room about it (Thursday). He said Duke was going to win and I said, ‘no, I think Mercer is going to pull an upset.’ [More]
- 4:36 pm Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Georgia takes on Vermont in a few hours in an National Invitation Tournament first-round game at Stegeman Coliseum. The game is scheduled to tip off at 8 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. Here’s a few things to think about as the No. 2 seeded Bulldogs go for their 20th victory against their visitors from the America East Conference.
It will be the Bulldogs’ 12th appearance in the NIT and first since 2007. Georgia’s first-ever postseason berth was in the 1981 NIT and the schools is 11-11 in the tournament. The Bulldogs advanced to the NIT Final Four [More]
- 1:41 pm Saturday, March 15th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Greetings from the Georgia Dome, where I have spent most of my waking existence the past few days. Not complaining. It has been exciting, and the Georgia Bulldogs are certainly having a blast.
The Bulldogs survived another thriller against Ole Miss in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament late last night. Charles Mann made a lay-up off an offensive rebound with 17 seconds remaining, the Rebels’ Marshall Henderson missed the 14th of his 16 3-point attempts with about 5 seconds remaining and Marcus Thornton made a final free throw with 3.9 seconds to go as Georgia held on for a gritty [More]
- 12:00 pm Friday, March 14th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Here are a few things to consider in advance of Friday night’s SEC tournament quarterfinal between Georgia and Ole Miss (9:30 p.m., SEC Network) at the Georgia Dome.
1. The Bulldogs (18-12) are the No. 3 seed after finishing in a tie for second in the regular season and getting a double-bye into this round. Ole Miss is the 6 seed and improved to 19-13 after beating Mississippi State 78-66 late Thursday night.
- 11:08 am Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Chip Towers
As coaches go, Georgia’s Mark Fox is a pretty mild-mannered guy. When it comes to commentary about his team and basketball issues, he usually takes a reserved and measured approach and leaves you thinking it probably feels a little stronger than he lets on.
But it was a considerably more feisty Fox that reporters encountered Wednesday afternoon as the Bulldogs had their first and only interview availability before their Friday night appearance in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament.
Fox was relatively outspoken on a myriad of topics, not the least of which was his team’s NCAA tournament at-large chances. The general [More]
- 11:58 am Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Georgia sophomore Charles Mann was named second-team All-SEC by the league’s coaches on Tuesday.
Mann, a 6-foot-4 point guard from Alpharetta, has led Georgia in scoring for the entire season and currently averages 13.4 points per game. He also leads the Bulldogs in minutes played (30.0 per game), assists (3.2 pg), steals (1.1 pg), and free throws made (170) and attempted (246). In fact, his 246 attempts are the third-most in a single season in UGA history, while his 170 makes are the fourth-most in program history. He also ranks 17th and 35th, respectively, among all NCAA Division I players in [More]
- 2:15 pm Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Listening in on the SEC men’s basketball coaches teleconference call this morning, it was clear that a lot of the league’s coaches are impressed with what Georgia did this season and many expect the Bulldogs to make some noise in the conference tournament this week at the Georgia Dome.
The Bulldogs (18-12, 12-6 SEC) won eight of their last 10 games – including 69-61 over LSU in Baton Rouge on Saturday – to finish in a tie for second with Kentucky. They’ll enter the SEC tournament as the No. 3 seed and open play late Friday night against Ole Miss, Mississippi [More]