COLUMBIA, S.C.–It was a good Saturday for the Georgia men’s basketball team.
And it got better after the Bulldogs left Colonial Life Arena following their 73-56 romp over South Carolina.
Tennessee lost in overtime to Texas A&M.
And that was just the start.
By the time the night ended in the SEC, the third-place Bulldogs were two full games ahead of Missouri, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas A&M, LSU and Vanderbilt.
Georgia is 9-5 in the SEC. That crowded group now is at 7-7.
“We’re glad we’re able to put ourselves in a good position going forward,” said forward Marcus Thortnon, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The top four teams in the conference get a double bye in the SEC tournament.
“We’re not ready to quite talk about that,” coach Mark Fox said. “We’re still taking it a game at a time, but I think they understand that seeding in the tournament is going to be important.”
Here’s Fox talking postgame outside the Georgia locker room:
And here’s Kenny Gaines, who scored a career-high 27 points despite dealing with a stomach bug:
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