March 17, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) -- A Georgia team with only one senior is looking to use the NIT to gain much-needed postseason experience.
Coach Mark Fox says Georgia's home game against Vermont on Wednesday night can be valuable for a team which starts three sophomores, one junior and the lone senior, forward Donte Williams.
Georgia missed the postseason the last two years. Williams and fourth-year junior forward Marcus Thornton are the only current players who appeared in the Bulldogs' 2011 NCAA tournament loss to Washington. They combined to play only five minutes.
Fox says he believes the Bulldogs (19-13) were one win away from making the NCAA tournament field. Georgia beat Mississippi before losing to Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals last week.
Sophomores Charles Mann and Kenny Gaines are the team's top scorers.