March has arrived, the build-up to the madness has kicked into overdrive, and Chris Dobbertean is working overtime. Here is where matters presently stand after a good Tuesday night for the Georgia Bulldogs:
Events last evening were harmful to the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Virginia Tech Hokies, with one of the beneficiaries being the Colorado Buffaloes, whom the Fox Hounds beat in November. Today’s updated S-curve has Georgia on the ten line, which is about where we want the Bulldogs, short of an improbable leap to the seven line that would allow the Red and Black to avoid the eight or nine seed that would set them up for a dreaded second-round showdown with a top-seeded team.
The Hokies have slipped below the Hoop Hounds, who trail the Tennessee Volunteers, the Illinois Fighting Illini, and the Washington Huskies. Barring a catastrophe tonight, I’ll have an updated weekend rooting guide up tomorrow, but, in the meantime, our focus has to be on taking care of business.
In all likelihood, this evening’s outing against the LSU Tigers in Stegeman Coliseum will be the determinative factor in the binary decision of Georgia’s invitation, vel non, to the NCAA Tournament. It’s win or stay home.