3:30 PM ET, March 16, 2008
McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia lingered on the home court of its bitter rival, even after cutting down the nets and donning the hats and T-shirts of a championship weekend. The Bulldogs wanted to find out where they would be playing next.Imagine that.Georgia is heading to the NCAA tournament.After enduring a tornado, a change of venue and a doubleheader, the gritty Bulldogs provided one last surprise in the finale of an improbable Southeastern Conference tournament, building a big lead in the first half and holding on for a 66-57 victory over Arkansas to claim their first NCAA bid since 2002.
Georgia capped an unlikely run with a 66-57 victory over Arkansas in the Southeastern Conference final on Sunday. The Bulldogs posted a 4-12 record in conference play this season. Only one other team reached the SEC final with as few as four conference wins: Tennessee (3-15 in the SEC), who lost to Alabama in the 1991 final.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-59 (.390)||23-52 (.442)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-15 (.467)||2-17 (.118)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-17 (.765)||9-15 (.600)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|