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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]

Bulldogs inspired, motivated by Mercer’s stunning win over Duke

  • 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]

10 things to know about tonight’s NIT matchup between Georgia and Vermont

  • 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]

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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