The Georgia Bulldogs basketball program has a long history as they were established in 1891 and have competed in the SEC since it’s inception in 1932. It took until 1983 before the Bulldogs were able to get a taste of the NCAA Tournament, but it was also their most successful run as they reached their lone Final Four in program history. Overall, Georgia has made over 10 NCAA Tournaments, winning more than six games, advancing to the Sweet 16 twice.
Georgia’s most successful run came under the watch of head coach Hugh Durham. Durham was hired prior to the 1978 season and after 298 victories, Durham left the program in 1995. The Bulldogs went to their first NCAA Tournament under Durham including the Final Four appearance in 1983. Overall, Durham coached Georgia to five NCAA Tournaments in his tenure.
The most memorable tournament run for Georgia came in 1983 when the Bulldogs finally made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. Georgia entered the Big Dance as the four seed and defeated power house North Carolina Tar Heels to advance to the Final Four against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Georgia’s magical run ended against N.C. State as they lost 67-60 despite 14 points from Vern Fleming.
Georgia Bulldogs Recent NCAA Tourament History
Georgia’s last tournament appearance occurred in 2011 as they entered as the 10 seed to face the 7 seed Washington Huskies. The Bulldogs didn’t dance very long as they fell to Washington by 3, 68-65 to end their season with 21 victories.