Four teams were in action in Hoover during the Diamond Dogs’ day off on Friday. Seventh-seeded Arkansas bumped off second-seeded Florida for the second time in three days to bounce the Gators from the tournament, but No. 5 South Carolina could not pull off the upset over No. 1 L.S.U.
Consequently, Georgia will take on Louisiana State at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon. The Red and Black will have two chances to take down the tourney’s top-seeded team---a Bulldog loss in the early afternoon would set up a rematch circa 9:30 that night---and, if David Perno’s club manages to prevail over the Bayou Bengals once (Alex McRee, paging Alex McRee . . .), the Diamond Dogs will advance to a winner-take-all Sunday date with either Arkansas or Vanderbilt.
The Commodores and the Razorbacks are the only two teams in the tournament seeded lower than Georgia.