Here are a few relatively random roundball notes to ponder during your lunch break:
- Because I believe it would give Mark Fox’s club the easiest route to two or three wins in the SEC Tournament, I would prefer to see the Red and Black finish third in the East. Although hailtogeorgia beat me to the punch upon this point, that is the scenario we will get if the Georgia Bulldogs defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide to finish 10-6, the Vanderbilt Commodores defeat the Florida Gators to finish 10-6 (with the tiebreaker over Georgia), and the Tennessee Volunteers defeat the Kentucky Wildcats to leave both teams at 9-7 and tied for fourth place.
- Chris Dobbertean’s latest bracket projections have the Classic City Canines in the NCAA Tournament as a ten seed facing the Kansas St. Wildcats in the Tucson Pod of the West Region. Chris foresees that region also containing vineyarddawg’s beloved Duke Blue Devils, fellow SEC East contender Kentucky, and a longtime Georgia football and baseball rival, the Clemson Tigers. That should make things interesting. In case you’re curious, the S-curve is available here.
- Earlier in the week, I suggested you root for the Mercer Bears, who lost to the Bulldogs in December, in the Atlantic Sun tournament. I am pleased to report that Mercer posted a double-digit victory over a fellow conference dark horse, the Lipscomb Bisons, to set up a showdown with the league favorites, the Belmont Bruins, at 6:30 tonight. Go Bears!
You may now consider yourself fully briefed. The Saturday summary of Georgia sports not coached by guys named "Mark" should be up shortly after midnight, with tomorrow’s open comment thread set to open tomorrow morning before most of us are awake. Feel free to use the pregame time to discuss all things Bulldog, up to and including Bubba Watson’s drive distance.