Dancin’ Dawgs: Georgia makes the NCAA with room to spare

"OK, guys. Everybody dance now!" (AJC photo by Curtis Compton)

Head choreographer Fox says: "Everybody dance now!" (AJC photo by Curtis Compton)

OK, the RPI does matter. Georgia made the NCAA tournament and made it with room to spare. The Bulldogs are a No. 10 seed, which is what Georgia Tech was a year ago after reaching the ACC finals.

Georgia got an OK draw for one round. Washington is good but not unbeatable. (Although the Bulldogs have had issues defending guards, and the Huskies’ Isaiah Thomas is one of the best.) Then you look at Round 2 and you see …

North Carolina. In Charlotte. Whoa.

But if you’re the Bulldogs, you don’t care about that now. You’re in. You’re dancing.

More later. Bracket Fiasco later. Give me 90 minutes or so.

By Mark Bradley

185 comments Add your comment

The Selection committee

March 13th, 2011
6:22 pm

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:23 pm

I’m the Selection committee.
The clever teens have taught me to use a number of names to make jokes.

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:24 pm

Dawg fans seem to have turned this out.
Tough loss Friday.

Mark Bradley

March 13th, 2011
6:24 pm

Kudos to the Selection committee.

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:26 pm

I meant tuned instead of turned.
Committee gave the dawgs credit for schedule and overlooked the bad breaks.

Big time??????.........Not!

March 13th, 2011
6:27 pm

Four tickets four hot dogs four cokes……

freedyg

March 13th, 2011
6:27 pm

yeah baby….

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:27 pm

Good evening Mark.
I seem to be the only one here.

headley lamar

March 13th, 2011
6:27 pm

Was surprised to see them in.

Joe Lunardi ( The ESPN Expert ) seemed to delight in saying they were out and had no chance.

Guess he doesnt know everything.

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:27 pm

Evening.
I seem to be the only one here so far.
Where are the dawg fans?

2BT

March 13th, 2011
6:28 pm

barely beat the Jackets – will get SMOKED by UNC in round 2. Bet the house.

BW

March 13th, 2011
6:29 pm

GO DAWGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:29 pm

What’s a Zip?

headley lamar

March 13th, 2011
6:30 pm

Geez is it the NCAA tournament or the Big East tournament plus guests.

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:31 pm

The Heels in Charlotte.
Is that even fair?
Will be a home game for them.

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:32 pm

To prevent so much crying this time of year, they added 4 spots headley.

Mark Bradley

March 13th, 2011
6:32 pm

Duke is also in Charlotte.

It helps to be a high seed.

Mark Bradley

March 13th, 2011
6:33 pm

As it happened, Jerry Palm of CBS Sports was closer than anyone. He had Georgia as a No. 10.

DawgGirl32

March 13th, 2011
6:34 pm

Couldn’t be prouder!! Goooo dawgs!!

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:34 pm

The payoff for the season.
Fine.

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:34 pm

Does he get a fantasy cup?

rt

March 13th, 2011
6:36 pm

Good to see Dawgs back in the bracket.

TennesseeDawg

March 13th, 2011
6:36 pm

Tech is the 16th seed in the “Huggies Crapmypants Invitational” in Sheboygan.

RayBud

March 13th, 2011
6:39 pm

Mr. Bradley…..how do you think that UGA matches up against Washington?

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:39 pm

VT isn’t in.
That ain’t right.

gator king

March 13th, 2011
6:40 pm

i was hoping we could get another chance to play UGA in the tournament. it would be yet another win….

football, basketball….it doesn’t really matter

Big Bob

March 13th, 2011
6:40 pm

Not worried about North Carolina. If Tech can beat them, anybody can beat them. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS Sic-EM!!!!1

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:40 pm

Isaiah Thomas looked like his namesake in their OT win.

Ben

March 13th, 2011
6:41 pm

tough draw, with Thomas and outside shooters, Georgia will lose by 15, but at least they got it.

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:42 pm

Bama didn’t get in?
They’re going to be pissed.

tony

March 13th, 2011
6:42 pm

Mark Fox biggest problem is closing out games when they have a big lead. Keep them playing aggressive from start to finish COACH. Play smart and force your opponent to commit fouls.

Big Bob

March 13th, 2011
6:42 pm

Gators get whupped by Cats. Gators were very lucky that UGA gave them the game in Athens. You better just be glad you don’t meet the DAWGS in the NCAA tournament because your days are over.

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:43 pm

I can’t believe VT didn’t get in after beating Duke.

Joe Lunardi

March 13th, 2011
6:43 pm

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:44 pm

It cheats Delaney who is my favorite non Jacket player.
That’s bs.

gator king

March 13th, 2011
6:44 pm

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:45 pm

Bama and VT not in for a couple of sisters of the blind teams.

Selection Committee

March 13th, 2011
6:46 pm

Georgia getting in over Alabama from the SEC and many others. Losing two games within a week to Alabama and getting in with a 10 seed…someone pass along some drug test and check the financial transactions among the members because somebody got paid.

NC Fan

March 13th, 2011
6:47 pm

Charlotte is now on thug alert.

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:48 pm

Georgia got their bubble burst Friday which sure beats Sunday.

BW

March 13th, 2011
6:49 pm

Crazy that Alabama didn’t make it. They are a good team.

Shieldy

March 13th, 2011
6:49 pm

Let’s beat the Huskies & Tar Heels will be ez cheesy! Beat em with Vern before, our team has yet to hit its prime!!

Dhamar

March 13th, 2011
6:50 pm

Do the players get their free bonus tattoos for making the big dance?

Or do they get cash as usual?

Selection Committee

March 13th, 2011
6:50 pm

Mark Bradley

March 13th, 2011
6:24 pm
Kudos to the Selection committee.

Mark,

That reeks and stinks of homerism and With Colorado, Alabama and VT all should have gotten in over Georgia.

Jackets 2011

March 13th, 2011
6:50 pm

Bama preseason schedule sunk them as it usually does VT.
Thought VT had scheduled better this year.

Selection Committee

March 13th, 2011
6:52 pm

UGA is the worst 10 seed in the bracket. You could have made them a 14 seed and still make that same statement.

But congratulations to UGA and represent the SEC well.

Proud-dawg

March 13th, 2011
6:52 pm

I’m happy for the team and proud to be a Georgia Bulldog! I’m glad they are playing in the east region. Washington has great guard play so that will be a challenge. I hope we see UNC in round 2, it would great for the program to play an elite team. Let’s make some history!

Blackoutanyone?

March 13th, 2011
6:53 pm

Did Alabama not beat UGA twice this season? lol what a complete joke. Whatever bring on spring football. Roll Tide

Aaron

March 13th, 2011
6:53 pm

Selection Committee

March 13th, 2011
6:54 pm

Smith from the Ohio St is so full of BS and has allowed the entire OSU program to become The Rogue program of the Big Ten.