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Blog: Videos: Fox and Gaines after rout of South Carolina

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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