Kentucky cruises past Georgia to advance to SEC tourney semis


Fox has been with Georgia since 2009, leading the Dawgs to two NCAA Tournament bids.

The 12th-seeded Bulldogs (18-15) kept up with the pace throughout the first half, but a strong second frame by the No. 4-seed Wildcats (22-10) proved to be the difference. It remains unclear if the school would accept it following a coaching change.

Fox finishes with the third-most wins in Georgia history, trailing Hugh Durham (297-215) and Herman Stegeman (170-78). His overall record is 286-176 in 14 years as a college head coach. He also served as an assistant at Nevada, Kansas State, and Washington.

Georgia shot just 28.3 percent from the field, again a season low for the Bulldogs and the lowest percentage this season by a United Kingdom opponent.

There was no special boot on the ankle Vanderbilt sprained this week, an injury that forced the Wildcats' most dynamic inside player to miss Kentucky's SEC Tournament opener against Georgia at the Scottrade Center on Friday afternoon. He went 163-133 in nine seasons, including a 77-79 mark in SEC play. Despite this, he struggled to have a breakthrough season at any point during his time in Athens.

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The Wildcats built an early 8-2 cushion, before the Bulldogs followed with an 8-3 run, showcasing a closely contested opening of the game.

He is now in his ninth year with the Bulldogs.

Last year, UGA had two All-SEC starters in Yante Maten and J.J. Fraizer but the team failed to impress.

United Kingdom had a season-low five turnovers today and is 11-0 this season when committing 11 or fewer miscues.