Georgia Rally Falls Just Short to Louisiana Tech, 79-71
March 22, 2014
ATHENS, Ga.--The Georgia men's basketball team's 22-point rally fell just short as it lost to Louisiana Tech 79-71 Saturday afternoon at Stegeman Coliseum in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Georgia's starting line-up was Marcus Thornton (60th career start), Brandon Morris (45th career start), Charles Mann (40th career start), Kenny Gaines (32nd career start) and Donte' Williams (92nd career start).
Georgia faced its largest first-half deficit (-26) of the season.
After trailing in the rebounding battle in the first half, Georgia ended the game with a 40-30 rebounding advantage. It was just the Bulldogs' fifth loss when outrebounding their opponent.
Georgia set the school season record for most made free throws in a season (642), which was a previously 628.
Georgia in the NIT....
The Bulldogs are now 12-12 all-time in the NIT.
The Series: Georgia falls to 1-1 all-time against Louisiana Tech.
Season Quick Hits...
Georgia won 20 games for the 12th time in program history and its second in the last 12 years.
Georgia won at least 12 conference games for just the third time in program history.
Georgia finished tied for second in the conference. It's just the fourth time that the Bulldogs have finished second or higher in SEC play.
For the first time in 24 years, Georgia swept four regular-season series.
For the first time in 17 seasons, Georgia won two road conference games by 10+ points (Miss. State, South Carolina).
For the first time since 1996, Georgia posted seven wins by double-digits in SEC play.
Sophomore Charles Mann was named to the Coaches' All-SEC Second Team.
Georgia shot over 50 percent from the field 11 times this season--more than the number of 50+ percent shooting games over the previous two seasons combined.
Georgia had seven RPI Top-100 wins.
Georgia set the school record for most free throws attempted in a season and set the new mark for most free throws made in a season.
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