Just when people thought that the Georgia Bulldogs hopes to reach the SEC finals were dashed, they got some help from a friend. Mother Nature must be a Bulldog fan and wears red and black. Just a few hours after beating Kentucky in overtime, Georgia came back like Lazarus to beat Mississippi State 64-60 at Georgia Tech's Alexander Memorial Coliseum tonight.
The Dogs evened their record to 16-16 and got help from senior guard Sundita Gates, who led Georgia with 20 points before fouling out of the contest. Mississippi State's Charles Rhodes led all scorers with 22 points. Tied at 33-33 at the intermission, Georgia took control of the contest after trailing late in the second half. Georgia got help late in the contest when Rhodes picked up a technical foul, giving them their second upset victory of the day.
Georgia now has one more mountain to climb in the form of the Arkansas Razorbacks with a 3:30 pm (ET) tipoff. The game can be seen on CBS in the Georgia and Arkansas areas and ESPN2 elsewhere. If they can somehow beat the Hogs on their hated rivals floor, they will win the SEC title for the first time since 1990. Could they be a Cinderella or will the clock strike midnight and their coach turns back into a watermelon and the horses turn back into mice?
Watch Sunday and find out.