A big win for Mark Fox and the Georgia Bulldogs after a stunning win over the number three seeded South Carolina Gamecocks winning 65-64. South Carolina leading most of the first half with only one tie witch was a score of 2-2 on a Yante Maten jumper. A controversial call at the end of the half with 2 seconds left as the shot clock buzzer went off but not the game clock confusing both teams except UGA Kenny Paul Geno dunking it cutting the lead 29-28. Unfortunately after official review the basket didn’t count as time expired. This made South Carolina leading at the half 29-26.
At the Second Half it didn’t look to promising for the Bulldogs down 45-34 with 13:19 left on the game clock. Luckily UGA made 7 of the 8 next free throw attempts. Thanks again to UGA Guard JJ Frazier scoring 15 of his 20 points in the second half to help the Bulldogs get a run going. “He plays with so much passion and intensity, it trickles down to the rest of us” Fellow UGA guard Kenny Gaines said on JJ Frazier. Coming down to the wire JJ Frazier scored a game tying floater keeping the score 64 a piece. South Carolina’s Guard Sindarius Thornwell had a chance to get the game winning bucket, but JJ Frazier stole the ball witch led to a Thornwell foul. Sending UGA point guard JJ Frazier to the line making a clutch free throw taking the lead 65-64. Intentionally missing the second one South Carolina grabbed the rebound, throwing it up the court to be intercepted by Charles Mann. This help managed to give Georgia a five game winning streak. To make Georgia advance to the semifinals of the SEC tournament.
The Bulldogs will now face the heavily favored number two seeded and fourteenth nationally ranked Kentucky Wildcats in the semifinals. With a win today, the Bulldogs have a strong case to punch their ticket to the big dance. The last time these two teams played Georgia was blown out by the cats in Kentucky 82-48 on February 2nd. Can the Dawgs keep the madness in March? We’ll find out. The game will start at 3:30 ET today on ESPN.