Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox said his team’s travel plans for Wednesday night’s game at Vanderbilt could be “severely impacted” by the snow.
The Bulldogs customarily travel on the day before a game, and their original plan was to fly from Athens to Nashville on Tuesday. But that might not be possible because of the storm that dumped almost nine inches of snow on Athens.
Fox said four options are being considered: flying Tuesday as planned from Athens; busing to Atlanta on Tuesday and flying from there; busing to Nashville on Tuesday; or flying on Wednesday, the day of the game.
“We have talked about all of [those options] here this morning,” Fox said, “but really we’re waiting to see what the weather does before we make a decision.”
UGA is closed today because of the weather, but Fox is expecting his players at this afternoon’s practice.
“If they had to, they live close enough [that] they could walk down here to practice,” Fox said.
Georgia won its ninth consecutive game -– the Bulldogs’ longest winning streak in almost three decades –- by upsetting No. 10 Kentucky 77-70 on Saturday in Athens. (The AJC’s story on that game is here.)
The game at Vanderbilt is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday.