Georgia Caps Stunning Run With SEC Title

Bulldogs win four in four days after a 4-12 regular season
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2008 7:41 PM CDT
Georgia Caps Stunning Run With SEC Title
Arkansas forward Darian Townes (5) knocks the ball away from Georgia forward Jeremy Price (50) in the first half of the championship game of the SEC basketball tournament on Sunday, March 16, 2008.    (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

(Newser) – Georgia completed one of the most incredible runs in the history of conference tournaments, defeating Arkansas, 66-57, for its third upset win in 30 hours and the SEC title. The Bulldogs also grabbed an automatic entry in the NCAA tournament, and likely kept one of the many bubble teams out of the field. Terrance Woodbury led Georgia with 16 points, reports the Journal-Constitution.

The Bulldogs, forced to play twice yesterday after a tornado damaged the Georgia Dome Friday, continued that momentum, charging ahead by 19 points. then holding off a second-half Razorbacks charge. "We showed everybody we had more than we thought we had. I am busting at the seams I am so proud," said coach Dennis Felton, whose team plays Xavier Thursday. (Read more NCAA basketball stories.)

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