Dawgs # 14 Seed in NCAA

ATLANTA – When Georgia was announced Sunday evening as the No. 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament West Regional, Bulldogs head coach Dennis Felton didn't look happy.

Did Felton think Georgia didn't get enough respect in the seeding process? No, he was squinting.

"I have no idea what we're seeded. I can't read that far," he said an hour later. "I really could care less. I didn't care who we played, where we played, seeding, any of that. We're just eternally grateful to be in the tournament."

The Bulldogs (17-16) will play No. 3 seed Xavier. The Musketeers (27-6) won the Atlantic 10 regular season championship.

"We're just excited to have the opportunity to play in the tournament," center Dave Bliss said. "We don't know a whole lot about Xavier yet, but I'm sure we're going to have a thorough scouting report soon."

Georgia will play Thursday in Washington, D.C. The game time has not been announced. Tickets will go on sale Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. at www.georgiadogs.com or by calling (877) 542-1231.

"This Thursday?" exhausted point guard Sundiata Gaines asked in the locker room.

Felton was hoping his team would play a Friday game so it would have one more day of rest.

"Should have known," he said. "Should have known."

Still, the Bulldogs are thrilled for the opportunity.

"We were just looking for our ticket," guard Billy Humphrey said. "We didn't really much care who they put us matched up against."

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