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March 13, 2008 Georgia Bulldogs (UGA basketball) defeat Mississippi (Ole Miss) in overtime, 97-95
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March 14, 2008 A strong tornado strikes the Georgia World Congress Center, Phillips Arena, The Equitable Building, and the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill (now upscale condos). Nearby, the Georgia Dome suffers damage while the Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament is being held inside. Numerous minor injuries and one life-threatening injury are reported.
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March 15, 2008 Georgia Bulldogs (basketball) defeat the Kentucky Wildcats 60-56 in overtime at Alexander Memorial Stadium. Later the same day the Dogs hand Mississippi State a 64-60 loss in the SEC semifinal game
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March 16, 2008 Georgia Bulldogs (basketball) easily defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks 66-57 to gain the number 14 seed in the NCAA tournament.
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March 20, 2008 Georgia Bulldogs basketball team is eliminated from the NCAA Tournament in first-round play against Xavier College. They lost 73-61
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In the Georgia-Mississippi game on March 13 Georgia led at half-time 44-40 and was ahead by 13 points at one time in the second half, but Mississippi rebounded and closed to within 3 points of the lead. Mississippi's David Huertas was fouled behind the three-point line and he sank all three free throws, tying the game at 84-84. With less than a second left in the game, Georgia's won 97-95 when center Dave Bliss banked in the winning basket much to chagrin of Ole Miss

The Atlanta tornado broke up the action on March 14, postponing and relocating Georgia's scheduled game against Kentucky to Georgia Tech.

March 15 saw Georgia at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The schedule change meant that the winner of the afternoon event would also have to play Mississippi State in the semifinal round later that day. Once again in overtime, Georgia pulled out a 60-56 over the Wildcats.

The nightcap against Mississippi State loomed as a killer, especially because of the player's physical state following the overtime win over Kentucky. Georgia surprised just about everybody when they took a 19-10 lead early in the semifinal game. Mississippi State though, showed what they were made of and returned to a 33-33 tie at halftime. Although Sundiata Gaines was sidelined with a painful hip injury during the second half, Billy Humphrey scored what proved to be the winning goal with 1:23 left in the fourth quarter, leading to a 64-60 victory.

In the final game against the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Georgia Bulldogs did not exhibit the wear and tear of the back-to-back wins the day before. Going to the locker room after the first half, Georgia led 36-26 after leading 28-9 earlier in the game. Georgia never looked back during the rest of the game, winning 66-57 and gaining entrance to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002.

Georgia, however, drew a tough first-round opponent, Xavier College, and lost to them 73-61.




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