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Mark Fox likes UK tonight, says NCAA Tournament ‘validates SEC is pretty good’

  • 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]

McGarity speaks frankly about expectations for Georgia basketball program

  • 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]

What you need to know about UGA-Ole Miss game tonight in SEC tourney

  • 12:00 pm Friday, March 14th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Georgia's Charles Mann proved to be the difference when the Bulldogs defeated the Rebels in their lone meeting this season. (Sean Taylor / UGA Sports)

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.

2. Georgia won the regular-season meeting 61-60 after Charles Mann made the second of two free throws with 1.5 seconds remaining. Kenny Gaines led [More]

Mark Fox draws praise of peers during Bulldogs’ historic SEC run

  • 5:44 pm Sunday, March 9th, 2014 by Chip Towers

ATHENS – Coach of the year kind of stuff.

That’s what we saw from Georgia’s Mark Fox this season. Yes, Florida went 18-0 in SEC play and the Gators’ are the nation’s No. 1-ranked team. There is no arguing that Billy Donovan will be deserving of that award and any others that will likely come his way.

But for good, old fashioned, roll-up-your-sleeves, quality hard work amid difficult circumstances, there are very few coaches anywhere who can claim to have done a better job that than Fox.

Only longtime observers of Georgia basketball can probably fully appreciate what his team managed to accomplish [More]

UPDATED: UGA baseball opener is postponed, gym meet canceled, basketball team still in Starkville

  • 11:34 am Thursday, February 13th, 2014 by Chip Towers

UPDATE: Georgia baseball’s season opener against Georgia Southern scheduled for Friday night has been postponed until noon Saturday and will be the first game of a double-header. Field conditions are unplayable. . . . Also, the Gym Dogs’ home meet against Missouri scheduled for Friday night has been canceled due to travel issues for the Tigers. . . . The men’s basketball team, which beat Mississippi State 75-55 on Wednesday night, remains in Starkville and was scheduled to practice there at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday. The Bulldogs were hoping to fly out of get a Columbus, Miss., by about [More]

UPDATE: Georgia vs. Vanderbilt basketball game ‘definitely on’ tonight

  • 9:29 am Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Georgia Bulldogs, Mark Fox, college basketball, Vanderbilt Commodores, SEC

The Georgia-Vanderbilt basketball game is on tonight at Stegeman Coliseum. How many fans can get there remains to be seen.

The Commodores flew into Atlanta from Nashville yesterday but quickly deduced they wouldn’t be able to bus to Athens. So the team flew to Greenville, S.C., last night and the plan is to make the hour’s drive southwest to Athens later this afternoon. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

“The game is definitely on,” UGA spokesperson Claude Felton said late Wednesday morning.

Here’s A LINK to my story advancing tonight’s game between the Bulldogs (10-8, 4-2) and the Commodores (10-8, 2-4).

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