4 Tough Years x 2 Seniors = 8 Days of Glory
The Blue Workhorse, a sports blog that covers almost every sport, has written an article about Georgia Basketball’s two great seniors, Sundiata Gaines and Dave Bliss. Below is an excerpt from the article:
University of Georgia (17-17) seniors Sundiata Gaines and Dave Bliss watched as their once 11-point lead slowly slipped away to the #3 seeded Xavier Musketeers (28-6) in the first round of the NCAA national tournament. The Bulldogs fell 73-61 but the score was not indicative of just how well UGA played throughout the game. They led by 7 with less than 10 minutes remaining and trailed by only 3 with just over a minute remaining before Xavier ended the game on a 9-0 free throw run.
The game was the culmination of the season and a span of 8 days that saw UGA go from basketball obscurity and a losing season to miracle run. It was also the culmination of Dennis Felton’s first five years at the helm of the Georgia Bulldogs men’s basketball program and four years of struggles that included trials, tribulations, transfers, and tragedies for the hard-nosed Bliss and Gaines, Georgia’s leader in almost every significant category this season (points, rebounds, assists, steals, minutes played).
You can read the entire article over at The Blue Workhorse.