Georgia Basketball: Joe Lunardi, Jay Bilas have Bulldogs as Tournament Lock


Georgia basketball is trying to make a return to the NCAA Tournament in 2015, and two of college basketball’s top analysts think they are already locks to be invited.

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Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to NCAA Tournament invites. Anything can happen on Selection Sunday. Heck, teams better than this year’s Georgia team have gotten the snub from the committee before.

It’s widely believed that the Bulldogs are maybe one win away from punching their ticket to the Big Dance, and with games against Missouri (likely a win), Kentucky (likely a loss) and Auburn (your guess is as good as mine) left in the season, getting that one win should be doable.

The Bulldogs sit sixth in the SEC regular season standings right now, and if selected, they’ll likely be the last team in out of the conference.

But two of college basketball’s top analysts — ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and Jay Bilas — both believe that Georgia is already a lock to make the tournament, and at a much higher seed than you might expect.

For his part, Lunardi has had the Bulldogs set at an 8 or 9 seed for weeks now in his Bracketology. Lundardi also has Georgia ranked 28th in the nation in his Basketball Power Index.

Bilas has championed the Bulldogs for most of the season, usually citing their brutal schedule and quality wins as a reason to keep them high in his rankings.

As was stated in the opening, nothing is guaranteed, but if you are a Georgia fan you have to like the Dawgs’ chances of making the field when a number of the experts see them clearly in the tournament.

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