@dawgsports I considered them in the bracket. Will probably need to win another good game in SEC. Finishing above .500 will be tough.— John Templon (@nybuckets) February 12, 2013
It’s almost time to rock the Steg as Mark Fox’s Georgia Bulldogs host the Alabama Crimson Tide in pursuit of the Red and Black’s sixth straight victory. This game matters a great deal for the Hoop Dogs, who have a shot at making the NIT field but aren’t there yet.
Georgia and Alabama have played annually in men’s hoops since 1947, and, although the Crimson Tide hold a commanding 91-47 series lead, the Bulldogs trail only narrowly in Athens, where ‘Bama is 31-29 on the hardwood. Georgia has lost its last three meetings with the Tide. Tonight’s meeting is especially significant for a Red and Black squad that has seen its RPI leap almost 100 spots in the last month and needs to continue winning against respectable competition to maintain momentum in the Athenians’ surge for a postseason berth.
Tonight’s game will be televised on ESPNU (where Georgia has a good record against Alabama), and the statistics are available here. If you’re in Athens, get your sorry butt down to the Coliseum now, you slacker, but, if you’re not in the Classic City, pause from the inevitable bout of self-pity this unfortunate circumstance invariably occasions long enough to dive into the comment thread and cheer on the Fox Hounds.