News 12 @ Saturday March 15, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia, which won four regular-season games in
the SEC all season, has won three in three days -- including two on
Saturday -- to make an improbable charge to Sunday's SEC tournament
Sundiata Gaines scored 20 points before fouling out and Georgia,
playing its second game of the day, overcame shortages of players
and rest to upset Mississippi State 64-60 in Saturday's
Southeastern Conference tournament semifinal.
Charles Rhodes scored 22 points for Mississippi State (22-10),
which finished first in the SEC West, but his late technical foul
helped Georgia, the last-place team in the East, pull off its
second upset victory of the day.
Georgia (16-16) will face Arkansas in Sunday's final with hopes
of completing a highly unexpected march to the NCAA tournament. Georgia upset Kentucky 60-56 earlier Saturday in a game pushed
back a day due to the tornado that damaged the Georgia Dome on
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