NCAA Bracket Preview: Complete Georgia Tournament Primer

The Georgia Bulldogs are making a return to March Madness for the first time since 2008's miracle run through the SEC Tournament. Coach Mark Fox has done a quick rebuilding job, leading the Bulldogs to their first twenty win season since 2002. Fox has the UGA program on the rise and has them in the Big Dance in just his second season in Athens

Record: 21-11, 9-7

RPI: 40 (.587)

Key Wins: Jan. 8, Georgia 77 Kentucky 70, Athens: The Bulldogs kicked off their conference season with an upset victory over Kentucky. Feb. 19, Georgia 69 Tennessee 63, Knoxville: Georgia badly needed a marquee win on the road and captured it behind 20 points from senior Jeremy Price.

Key Losses: Jan. 25, Florida 104, Georgia 91 2OT, Athens: The Bulldogs missed a golden opportunity as they squandered a three point lead in overtime when Erving Walker buried a thirty foot bomb as time expired. A win would have given the Bulldogs a victory over the eventual SEC regular season champion. 

Feb. 8, Xavier 65, Georgia 57, Athens: Georgia stepped out of conference during its SEC bye week and once again squandered a chance to capture a resume building win. 

Players to Watch: Trey Thompkins has shown why he was the SEC Preseason Player of the Year, averaging 15.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Travis Leslie is a high flyer and a highlight machine putting up 14.3 points and 7 rebounds per game. 

-- Kris Willis

See our printable 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.

For more NCAA Tournament coverage of the Georgia Bulldogs, please visit Dawg Sports and SB Nation Atlanta

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