School location: Athens, Ga.Conference: SoutheasternCoach: Mark Fox 36-28 in second season at Georgia; 159-71 career. Was 123-43 in five seasons at Nevada. Assistant at UW from 1991-93.How the Bulldogs got here: They received an at-large bid after a fourth-place finish in the SEC East and then were eliminated by Alabama in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. Georgia had led by 14 points in the final seven minutes before the Tide forced overtime and went on to a 65-59 win. Series: This is the first meeting.Outlook: The teams have one common opponent: Kentucky. The Huskies lost to the Wildcats in the Maui Classic, 74-67, while the Bulldogs won at home, 77-70, and lost on the road, 66-60. … Georgia is strong in three statistical areas where Washington also is strong. The Bulldogs led the SEC in assists (15.2 apg) and were second in rebounding margin and assist/turnover ratio. Georgia was eight in the SEC in scoring (68.8 ppg) and fourth in scoring defense (64.3). This was the second Georgia team in 50 seasons to hold opponents to below 40 percent shooting (.396). No opponent shot over 50 percent against the Bulldogs this season. … Junior forward Trey Thompkins was named to the eight-man All-SEC first team. No other Bulldogs won all-conference honors. … Thompkins is one of nine Georgia players ever to record 1,200 points and 600 rebounds in a career. He and UW junior Isaiah Thomas have played against each other in AAU basketball and at summer camps. … Guards Gerald Robinson and Dustin Ware each reached 100 assists for the season. … Georgia won seven road games this season – more than over the three previous seasons combined. … Athens, Ga., is located about 200 miles from Charlotte.
No. Starters Pos. Height Class Key stat1 Travis Leslie F 6-4 Jr. 14.2 ppg33 Trey Thompson F 6-10 Jr. 16 ppg50 Jeremy Price F 6-8 Sr. 9.3 ppgG Dustin Ware G 5-11 Jr. 8.2 ppgG Gerald Robinson Jr. G 6-1 Jr. 3.9 apg No. Key subs 4 Chris Barnes F 6-8 Sr. 3.7 rpg23 Sherrard Brantley G 6-2 So. 3 ppg