NASHVILLE — When a school does something as improbable as what Georgia did two years ago in the SEC tournament, it’s a given that almost every Bulldogs team that follows is going to be asked about it at some point.
So can you guess what subject Georgia players would rather not talk about any more?
The Dogs, hoping to replicate the miracle conference title run in 2008 — oops, there I go again — upset Arkansas in their opening game late Thursday night. Tonight, they play Vanderbilt, which is headed to the NCAA tournament. Win again and maybe these Dogs can create their own identity.
“As a team we really never thought about  because we’re not that team,” forward Trey Thompkins said. “That’s just the truth. They were a different group of guys. We want people to talk about us the way they talked about that team.”
Winning three more games — over potential opponents and NCAA tournament teams Vanderbilt, Florida and Kentucky — remains a long shot. But the 2010 Georgia team and the ‘08 team have at least one thing in common: Mental toughness. This squad doesn’t seem to care about seeding or expectations.
“We’re not worried about seeding because we know how strong we are and how we’re going to fight,” Thompkins said. “I guess it’s good that other teams know we’re going to fight, too, because they’re going to give us their best punch and that’s what we want.”
So what are your thoughts on tonight? Does Georgia win and move on to Saturday, or does it end here?