Fox: No further postseason play; will meet soon with Thompkins

If you’re wondering:

  • You can close the book on Georgia’s men’s basketball season.

The talk about possibly playing in a third-tier postseason tournament such as the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) or Tournament (CIT)?  Mark Fox doesn’t see that happening.

“This is it,”  he said a half hour or so after last night’s loss to Vanderbilt knocked his team out of the SEC tournament.

He had said earlier in the week that depending on how Georgia played in the SEC tournament, he might look into the possibility of a CBI or CIT berth. But the Dogs went 1-1 in the SEC tourney to finish the season 14-17.

“We’re not going to get an invitation somewhere to play,” Fox said, “and we don’t have a winning record. I think we’re done.”

  • Fox said he’ll be meeting soon with Trey Thompkins to discuss the sophomore forward’s thinking on whether to enter the NBA draft or remain at UGA.

“Trey is a very, very good basketball player, and I think he could get even better. I really do,” Fox said. “We’ll sit down, he and his family, and discuss what his future will be. Trey will make the best decision for Trey. Because this is his life.”

As for the other Georgia player projected as a future NBA first-round pick,  Travis Leslie: Fox noted that Leslie “has already said he’ll be back” and added that it’s important that Leslie “approach the off-season the right way.”

  • Please click here for the final version of my game story from last night’s late loss to Vanderbilt.

63 comments Add your comment

Whopper Dawg

March 13th, 2010
4:02 am

First, best of luck to both players whatever their decision.


March 13th, 2010
4:03 am

Watcha got Loran

March 13th, 2010
4:31 am

3rd, and nice start to a new beginning


March 13th, 2010
6:04 am

Since The SEC expanded to the current teams



3 Alabama NCAA Major Infractions Database PROBATION in Football.

2 UGA NCAA Major Infractions Database PROBATION in Football

Alabama is the ONLY SEC school on PROBATION in football at this time, serving THREE (3) YEARS PROBATION starting June 11, 2009 NCAA Major Infractions Database.

Alabama has had 3 PROBATION in football since The SEC current alignment in 1990, with 3 Major Infractions Database PROBATION football.

In fact, since the realignment in 1990, NO SEC SCHOOL HAS MORE MAJOR INFRACTIONS Database PROBATIONS than Alabama in all sports.

Not even Auburn.


March 13th, 2010
6:11 am

Alabama is the only SEC school on Major Infractions Database PROBATION in football.

Alabama leads The SEC since 1990 in all sports Major Infractions Database PROBATION with 4.

Alabama leads The SEC since 1990 in football Major Infractions Database PROBATION with 3.

Come back and talk to me June 12, 2012




March 13th, 2010
6:15 am

You’re the only 1 SEC school on Probation in football.

You have the most SEC football Major Infractions Database Probations since 1990 when the current SEC teams expanded to what we have now.

You have the most SEC Major Infractions Database Probations since 1990 when the current SEC teams expanded to what we have now in all sports.

And, THIS is what you want to talk about



john stigger

March 13th, 2010
6:22 am

why the supportive comments for the bulldogs, when it’s georgia tech who has the better team.
lets show some support for georgia tech the best team we have right now. go paul hewitt we love you.


March 13th, 2010
6:36 am

Pack in in Dogs….and get ready for ATHENS 2010 45-42!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


March 13th, 2010
6:44 am

Having now shut up the Georgia tek fans posting as ALABAMA.


THAT is the score and 8 of the last 9

Is it OK if we talk FOOTBALL now ?


March 13th, 2010
7:11 am

One school’s football team won their conference and played in a BCS bowl. The other school’s team played in Shreveport.

One school’s basketball team made the NCAA field. The other’s didn’t make the NIT.

Two games don’t make up for that. Not even close.


March 13th, 2010
7:18 am

Athens 2010…45-42!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim Harick

March 13th, 2010
7:28 am

Well Said Gordon. And no we don’t pay players. Does bail count?


March 13th, 2010
7:29 am

REALITY is GT is and always will be the little brother of UGA. REALITY, deal with hit. Our worst team under Richt and YOUR best team and you get SPANKED at HOME. That, my dear friend, is REALITY.

Your ‘all-star’ bb team lost to that same big brother on the court too that only has two players on the whole team.


March 13th, 2010
7:30 am

deal with *it, lol. Or just hit yourself, either way.


March 13th, 2010
7:42 am

All I see above is talking about football you all, I love football like the rest of you all, and I go to all the games even to Hawaii Bowl in 2000. However, you all need to know, this was a basketball acticle, and your mind set is on one thing (football) except one small thing by Whopper Dawg. I hate to say this, I am a little upset with the overall UGA fan base essecially understanding and supporting basketball and sometimes for baseball. UGA FANS, there are other sports at UGA then just Football. Basketball team needs your support and eventhough the program has not been recruiting well, I believe they have an excellent coach now that will get everything from the team and players he is almost similiar to Tubby Smith. He will need a little time to turn things around to be a NCAA top tier; however, they need support by all UGA Fans to be there to keep top recruits in this state. That is what I hear from other team recruiting who recruit players in Georgia that UGA fan base hurts the program and there decision in going there. I hope that changes; however, I was at a few SEC touranment here many times (Atlanta) and other places where I surround by Kentucky and Mississsippi State fans eventhough I get my tickets from UGA ticket office. That does not help!!!Same thing last year in baseball at Birmingham, we were winning; however, we had less fans then other schools there. I was sitting in the UGA section; however except for our row, everywhere else was LSU and Vanderbilt for baseball. No UGA fan support does not help recruiting in your sport, so PLEASE UGA FANS support your teams!!!! I know from the Alumni side, we have some 100,000 UGA Alumni in this state and nearby to support all these teams.


March 13th, 2010
7:44 am

You fellas grow the heck up. Unbelievable.

My hat is off to Fox and the rest of the boys for scrapping all year long. With a Thompkins return, the continued maturation of Leslie and the addition of a more physical point guard next year, UGA WILL make the tourney.

Watch for Leslie to move to the 2 guard next year and wreak havoc.

Until then, I’m one of a few UGA fans who will be rooting for Tech to show something in the tournament. Tech AND UGA need to keep our best basketball talent from leaving the state. There is certainly enough to go around. If UGA gets the talent, there’s no doubt which of the two coaches (Fox and Hewitt) is more capable of coaching it.


March 13th, 2010
8:47 am

Well where do I start.

jackhammer, saw your post from yesterday, good job. Don’t know answer to your trivia question, however. Doubt mutt fans do either.


Oh, to David, who says we can’t talk football here??
When did you start running the thread??


AND WHAT EVER BECAME OF Louie(the punk) Jr. ?????????


March 13th, 2010
8:47 am

Hey Gordon!!! It does to us!!


March 13th, 2010
8:55 am



I can’t stop laffin

Goo dawgs
Goo Iowa hawkeyes



March 13th, 2010
9:01 am



March 13th, 2010
9:02 am



March 13th, 2010
9:23 am

John Stigger, the talk is about UGA because this is an UGA blog, note the name…’UGA SPORTS’. If you want to talk Tech, go to the Tech blog. See ya.


March 13th, 2010
9:24 am

Please, get a moderator and have a registration for these boards. Otherwise, they are useless.


March 13th, 2010
9:27 am


Buzzin Over Your Head

March 13th, 2010
9:32 am

cant wait till November


March 13th, 2010
9:39 am


“UGAg fans need to get a life. Get over the fact that GT is going to completely destroy you guys tomorrow”

“With a week off to prepare, and a well rested Yellow Jacket squad, this should be a very good game as the triple option gets going in this one. Tech covers in this game against UGA. Paul Johnson rules in rivalry games! “

Ramble On:
“THWG! GT romps! 50+ on the pups.”
BuLLdawg –Forget stats that you worship to make your arguments. Ignore you and your ilk. Win and let things take care of themselves. Go Jackets! POUND THE HOUNDS!! THWG!!”

“bulldawg, Paul Johnson is making the lunatic fringe of UGA fandom literally go insane.”


“I work in athens I wear my Georgia Tech hats and shirts proudly and the lil bulldawgs never say a word but I love the way they look at me with hatred when I could careless about them. They are just another win on the season to me.”

Ramble On:
“My guess is that your punter, Butler will break all the UGA punting records tonight. I say he punts about 20 times for a total of 1000 yards. Now, that my UGAG friends is an accomplishment. THWG!”


“Tech will cruise to a huge victory today over UGA”


Perfect Option
“Ga Tech will win the game as well as the knock down drag out fight afterwards”

“Hey buLLdawg!! As you can see, we are all sooo upset and rattled by your fiction. Come back tomorrow and tell us all the other ways UGAy is superior to Tech, except in what this whole thread is about. UGA 17 GT 38”


. William Casey
“I hope that the Jackets beat the hell out of the Bulldogs. However, I’ll be happy if we win by 1.”


“I just can’t stand the Bulldogs. I wish we would break the old scoring record that we put up against Cumberland.”



March 13th, 2010
9:57 am

This is Basketball Season. You UGA football fans are pathetic. You have hired one of the best basketball coaches in the country, he can build a basketball program at UGA that can put the football program to shame, yet all you talk about is football. If you UGA grads will get your butts in the seats at Stegeman, support this coach, you will have something special.

Great high school players are not going to UGA and play in front of a high school size crowd. Right now UGA basketball does not matter to anyone but Mark Fox and his players. If you want a program like UK, or NC or Duke or UConn you must put your butts in the seats. Sell out EVERY game.

You UGA grads know what to do. Will you do it?


March 13th, 2010
10:00 am

73 – 66

that matters to me


March 13th, 2010
10:16 am

06 15 2001 Bruce Adrine DE arrest battery bar brawl suspended

06 05 2001 Randy McMichael suspended 1 game barroom brawl

06 05 2001 many other players in the barroom brawl not suspended

2001 Jermaine Phillips S suspended

01 14 2002 Brandon Woods Arrest Indictment hiding Tony Cole closet sex naked

2002 Odell Thurman suspended 2 times once for drugs

2002 George Foster OL suspended raping FL player during game

04 01 2003 Bryan McClendon Arrest drugs suspended 2 games

04 01 2003 Tim Jennings Arrest drugs suspended 2 games

04 01 2003 DeMario Minter Arrest drugs suspended 2 games

04 01 2003 Mario Raley Arrest drugs suspended 2 games

04 01 2003 Randall Swoopes Arrest drugs suspended 2 games

04 03 2003 Coach Neil Callaway DUI backed up checkpoint fine $11,000

2003 Richt suspended 8 players 5 for 2 games weed Adam$ mad

05 14 2003 BJ Fields suspended 1 game drugs

05 14 2003 Jamario Smith suspended 1 game drugs

05 14 2003 Chris Hickman suspended 1 game drugs

05 14 2003 Tyson Browning suspended 3 games drugs

2003 NCAA ruled 9 players ineligible selling SEC Champ rings eBay

05 14 2003 Michael Johnson Starting WR ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Kenny Bailey Starting CB ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Bruce Thornton Starting CB ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Fred Gibson Starting WR ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Darrius Swain Starting DT ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Tony Taylor Starting LB ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Tim Jennings Starting CB ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Tray Young walk-on ineligible sold SEC Champ ring


March 13th, 2010
10:17 am

2003 Richt says tending to his player’s legal woes “occupies my time.”

2004 Richt suspended 3 Starters Opening Day 2004

2004 Odell Thurman LB suspended 3 games

2004 Derrick White LB suspended 2 games

07 01 2004 Kenny Bailey RB suspended 1 game stealing long distance

07 01 2004 Richard Seymour DT suspended 1 game stole long distance

07 01 2004 Robert Brannon TE suspended 1 game stole long distance

07 01 2004 Decory Bryant CB suspended 1 game stole long distance

07 01 2004 Kendrell Bell LB suspended 1 game stole long distance

07 01 2004 Tony Gilbert LB suspended 1 game stole long distance

07 01 2004 Charles Grant LB suspended 1 game stole long distance

2004 Richt signed Michael Grant UGA kicked him out

02 05 2005 Jamar Chaney LB someone took SAT for him kicked out

02 05 2005 Brandon Sesay LB Douglass High signed kicked out before started

04 10 2005 Derrick White LB arrest barroom brawl 2 game suspension

04 10 2005 Kedric Golsten DT arrest barroom brawl suspension 1 game

05 07 2005 Darrius Swain DT 45 day jail drive no valid license 3 times

05 17 2005 Michael Turner OL arrest weed in his auto suspended

05 17 2005 Zeb McKinzey OL arrest public drunkenness suspended

06 04 2005 Derrick White LB arrest DUI kicked off team

06 15 2005 Josh Johnson LB dismissed sent to Military School

08 03 2005 Chase Green FB arrest alcohol suspension

11 01 2005 Antonio Sims DUI arrest suspended 1 game


March 13th, 2010
10:18 am

01 07 2006 Dannell Ellerbe LB arrested felony auto theft DUI wreck left scene suspended 3 games

02 19 2006 Ian Smith OL false statement arrest alcohol suspended 2 games

05 24 2006 Daniel Inman OL suspended WKU and USC 2 games team rules

05 24 2006 UGA currently has 4 suspended players at this time

11 29 2006 Ian Smith OL 6 games suspension 2nd alcohol Peach 5 games 07

12 26 2006 Seth Watts suspended for Peach Bowl team rules

02 20 2006 Marquis Elmore DT arrested driving with a suspended license

02 21 2006 Antonio Sims suspended all of 2006 DUI park pass kicked out of school

08 01 2006 Odell Thurman 4 game suspension NFL former Dawg bad press UGA

08 06 2006 Thomas Flowers Start CB suspended 1st two games Academics

09 26 2006 Odell Thurman arrest DUI already had had 4 game suspension former Dawg

02 25 2007 Akeen Hebron LB underage alcohol 7:58 am booked suspended 2 games

03 26 2007 Tanner Strickland OL arrest fraudulent ID

03 26 2007 3 arrests after end of season by March 26, 2007 haven’t found all 3 yet

06 01 2007 Tripp Chandler TE arrest alcohol Lumpkin suspended 1 game

06 01 2007 Blake Barnes QB arrest alcohol Lumpkin suspended

04 26 2007 Akeen Hebron LB made hands gun 2nd arrest alcohol suspended all Year

07 16 2007 Tripp Taylor DT arrest assault big brawl at Lake Allatoona

07 18 2007 Caleb King TB arrested no driver’s license scooter 40 mph

07 30 2007 NaDerris Ward handcuff jail pass right no driver’s license scooter

08 05 2007 Paul Oliver CB academically ineligible kicked out of school

08 06 2007 Donavon Baldwin S missing classes suspended 2 games

11 25 2007 Jeff Henson C arrest DUI suspended for Sugar Bowl game

01 19 2008 Terreal Bierria DUI arrest speed student held another charge suspend 2 games

01 20 2008 Fred Munzenmaier FB alcohol arrest thought Police Taxi suspend 2 games


March 13th, 2010
10:21 am

All the cry-babying that goes on with these blogs is unbelievable. This is a basketball blog, who cares about who beat who in football. This is a GEORGIA basketball blog. What we should be talking about is how well Travis Leslie played last night. If he works on his game in the offseason, learns to handle the ball, and can develop a jump shot, then this kid can have a very bright future as a shooting guard in the NBA. And the UGA basketball team could be very good next year if Thompkins decides to return. They will have some talented guys returning in Price and Barnes, and I think the kid out of Suwanee can be a player too with a little more work. I am definitely looking forward to watching Leslie continue to develop. He is the most athletic player in the SEC and he will only get better.


March 13th, 2010
10:24 am



March 13th, 2010
10:51 am

Dear Yellow Stream—-I extend my hand in friendship, with a sigle digit extended.


March 13th, 2010
10:55 am

This thread is just “one of many” of why UGa will never have a relevant bb team.


March 13th, 2010
11:08 am

I am one UGA fan who is thankful for the Mark Fox hire. The work he has done with these young men is truly amazing. Travis and Trey have made UGA proud, and I am happy that Travis will return for another season. I hope we are lucky enough to see Trey wearing the Red and Black another year because both young men are very special! I would love to see them come back and help UGA win and SEC championship and I think they can help make that happen! Let’s make some history for UGA basketball Guys!! You guys are bringing the fans back!! UGA can be basketball school too!

Another Dawg

March 13th, 2010
11:11 am

I’m disappointed with the way we ended this season.

(That’s a good thing… I haven’t been disappointed in UGA Basketball since Herrick)

[...] Fox pretty much put that idea to rest Friday night, saying, “I don’t think we’ll do that. This is it.” The coach figures that the Dogs, at 14-17, are “not going to get an invitation somewhere to play” because “we don’t have a winning record. I think we’re done.” [...]


March 13th, 2010
11:55 am

01 20 2008 Fred Munzenmaier FB alcohol arrest thought Police Taxi suspend 2 games

01 20 2008 Donavon Baldwin S DUI arrest 3 am suspended 1 game

05 04 2008 Clint Boling LT arrest Reckless-driving DUI 2 game suspension

06 15 2008 Jeremy Lomax speeding arrest concealed weapon charge dropped

06 27 2008 Trinton Sturdivant alcohol touched lady belly inappropriately arrest

06 27 2008 Justin Anderson alcohol touched lady belly inappropriately arrest

06 28 2008 Michael Lemon DE felony battery look at his woman dismiss

07 03 2008 Michael Lemon Georgia Football Player Charged with Felony

06 29 2008 Michael Lemon arrested underage alcohol

07 14 2008 Bulldogs have had 7 arrests 1st seven months of 2008

08 01 2008 Bruce Figgins TE suspended opening game 2008 rules


March 13th, 2010
12:02 pm


branden smith

March 13th, 2010
12:19 pm

BuLLdawg is by far the most annoying poster on these boards. Get a life.


March 13th, 2010
12:32 pm

BuLLdawg….I generally ignore your stupidity, but for some reason Chaney caught my attention as i scrolled by. This inclusion shows why it is best to just hit fast forward when coming to your posts…

“02 05 2005 Jamar Chaney LB someone took SAT for him kicked out”

That’s not exactly what happened…1, he wasn’t kicked out, he wasn’t admitted. 2, he was already cleared by the NCAA by virtue of his ACT score. The SAT was only being taken to gain admittance to a specific program at UGA, and UGA (and UGA alone) was concerned about the score and pushed for him to retake the exam. He declined (depending on your viewpoint, understandable) and was denied admittance. Richt called Croom in Starkville and subsequently he then signed with MSU and the issue vanished.


March 13th, 2010
1:24 pm

Great season losers! Your team suxs azz as does your schedule. What a joke of a program. Grab a beer, sit back in your doublewide and watch a real team play basketball. THWG! Woof Woof Woof, Sickem! NOT!

bruce mac

March 13th, 2010
2:00 pm

Congrats to Jackets on great tourney so far. It looks to me that Tech is coming together at right time. I think they can win a couple gamesor more in NCAA tourney as well if the guard play holds up. Congrats to CMF on good start. Much work remains. Go Dawgs.


March 13th, 2010
3:42 pm

I give sloppy ones too, Mark.

Boomer Dawg

March 13th, 2010
5:31 pm

First, BullDawg you’re an idiot, period. Second, this blog page shows how anyone connected with Tech has no life as the geeks they are, go back to your own damn blog page and whine with each other like you usually do when things don’t go your way. Thirdly, UGA basketball has only been relevant twice in my lifetime: Dominique’s era and the much too short Tubby era. The problem with Fox is that he will turn the program around, like Tubby, and then a program with a lot of history that is down will come calling and he’ll leave for the opportunity to do it again with the likes of an Indiana, St. John’s or Arizona. Finally, the reason football rules the blog, even at this time, is that we only pay attention to the other sports to fill a bit of our time, but we know what is always in the back of our mind—-Get the picture, Georgia won the toss and defers to the 2nd half…..Walsh kicks it thru the end zone and we’ll get our first look at the new Dawg defense…………..September will be here before we know it, Thank God!!!


March 13th, 2010
6:44 pm


I’m gonna let you ponder that question a bit. It wins for me every time…period. What number do you never see on any Tech uniform, no matter what the sport. Tech retired the number from their entire sports program. Pups seem to always have one of their’s wearing it.

Coach Rules

March 13th, 2010
6:50 pm

When will Fox be named SEC coach of the year? He’s easily the best in the conference. Look for a final 4 run next year.


March 13th, 2010
8:33 pm

Maybe one year, Ga will win enough games to make the NIT!

Yellow Fuzz

March 13th, 2010
8:40 pm

(((((((((( 45-42 )))))))))) HAHAHAHAHAHAHA