Georgia Bulldogs news: Must-see Anthony Edwards block, Etienne takes shot at Florida, more

The former Georgia Bulldog is dominating the NBA just as March Madness begins to kick into high gear with conference tournaments. Plus, Trevor Etienne calls Florida a "losing team."

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (5)
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (5) / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Edwards didn’t take the Georgia Bulldogs on a March Madness run. During his lone season in college basketball, his team went 16-16 under Tom Crean. Still, Edwards went on to be the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and now at 22 years old, he’s representing the Bulldogs well. 

On Thursday, Ant’s Timberwolves got word that Karl-Anthony Towns, another former No. 1 overall pick, would miss time with a knee injury. So, Ant shouldered more of the load for Minnesota in its matchup with Indiana, scoring 44 points in 39 minutes and clinching the 113-111 win with a ridiculous block that you just have to see. 

Trevor Etienne takes parting shot at Florida Gators

Trevor Etienne and Georgia are beginning their spring practices, so with his time as a Bulldog beginning, he took a moment to reflect on his two years as a Gator. Etienne joined Nick Schultz for’s Real Talk and said: 

“For me, it was like, does the good outweigh the bad? I’ve been with Florida for two years. I went through that whole process of rebuilding, it’s kind of still rebuilding. I felt like there was a lot of uncertainty, so like, a lot of questions were unanswered. There’s a lot of unknown going on. I felt like I can stay here and do what I’ve been doing for another year or two, or bet on myself and take a chance somewhere else.”

Etienne continued, “So I said, I can stay Running Back 2 on a losing team or go somewhere and possibly be Running Back 1 and win a natty.”

Georgia women’s basketball ends its season at SEC Tournament

Georgia women’s hoops came into the SEC Tournament as the No. 13 seed and was knocked out in the first round by No. 12 seed Kentucky, 64-50. Javyn Nicholson had 23 for the Bulldogs in the losing effort on Wednesday. Head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson will miss the tournament after an appearance and NCAA Tournament win in 2023, her first season at the helm. Georgia finishes the year 12-18. 

More Georgia Bulldogs news

Georgia men’s basketball will conclude its regular season in the jungle on Saturday. The Bulldogs travel to No. 13 Auburn coming off a 69-66 win over Ole Miss on Tuesday to get to 17-14 on the year. The Bulldogs are 11th in the SEC standings at 7-10 and will likely play in the first round of the SEC Tournament. 

Also this weekend, Georgia baseball will begin a four-game series at Foley Field with Northern Colorado. The Bulldogs are 12-1 and riding a 12-game win streak. The series begins on Friday at 3:00 p.m. ET and features a Saturday doubleheader. 

At 15-3, Georgia softball is No. 6 in the country. However, the Bulldogs are riding a two-game losing streak into the Bulldog Classic which begins on Friday in Athens. The recent losses came on a West Coast trip to visit Cal and Stanford. Georgia will have Miami (OH) and Jacksonville State this weekend. 

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In a monumental move for the future of student-athletes, the Dartmouth men’s basketball team voted to unionize this week, becoming the first unionized college sports team in the U.S. This is just the next step for the transition from student-athlete to university employee, but will likely be met with a legal fight from the Trustees of Dartmouth College.