I don’t have a lot more to write about concerning the game tonight – the AJC has pretty much exhausted the topic.
However, I did come across this article in yesterday’s Seattle Times – a piece about the Huskies approach to their tournament practice and the game with the Georgia Bulldogs.
Apparently the Huskies’ players showed up 15 minutes late for their scheduled press conference in Charlotte.
During their tournament practice time at Time Warner Arena, Washington (after a 40-minute workout) “thrilled the smattering of fans inside Time Warner Cable Arena with a half-court, buzzer-beating drill and an impromptu dunk contest.”
The Georgia Bulldogs took a more routine, almost business-like approach – shooting jump-shots and free throws.
Washington has been ranked for a majority of the year, while the Bulldogs were in the national rankings for just a week. Georgia is basically irrelevant nationally when it comes to college basketball, and the SEC is still regarded as a lower-tier basketball conference.
I realize that Washington won the Pac-10, earning them an automatic bid to these year’s tournament – but they would have made it either way. The Huskies expected to be included.
Georgia, on the other hand, was on the bubble for the past two or three weeks. The Dawgs (from what I have read over the past week) seem to be grateful to have been included, and extremely excited about this opportunity.
I may be reading too much into Washington’s press conference tardiness and questionable practice routine, but it kind of seems as if this Washington team is not taking Georgia as seriously as they should.