Vanderbilt Beats Georgia 78-66 in SEC Tournament Quarterfinals

2010 SEC TournamentVanderbilt defeated Georgia 78-66 in the quarterfinals of the 2010 SEC Basketball Tournament on Friday night. Trey Thompkins, Georgia’s leading scorer, was held scoreless in the first half. He finished the game with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

The Commodores went on a 10-2 run to close the first half leading by eight. Georgia closed the lead to two with 17:47 remaining, but couldn’t pull any closer.

Travis Leslie scored a career-high 34 points for the Dawgs (12-for-23 FG; 9-10 FT’s). He accounted for 52% of the points for the Bulldogs.

As for Georgia’s 2010 postseason hopes, the NIT is most likely out of the question. But UGA could be invited to play in the 2010 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) or the 2010 College Tournament (CIT).

Barring a tourney invite, Georgia finishes the 2009-10 season with a 14-17 overall record and 5-11 in the SEC. Things appear to be bright for the Bulldogs under new head coach Mark Fox. Albert Jackson and Ricky McPhee graduate, but the Dawgs gain transfer Gerald Robinson Jr., signee Cady Lalanne and any other Spring 2010 signees.

Travis Leslie will return, and hopefully Trey Thompkins will return for his junior season. Various reports have him leaning towards returning to Georgia in 2010-11.

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