Washington vs Georgia: Preview & Predictions

    
March 15th, 2011
(7) Washington vs. (10) Georgia

East Region - Charlotte

March 18 - 9:45 CBS

 

The 7/10 matchup is where the region's "Cinderella" may come from, although it's tough to peg the Pac-10 tournament champs with such a label. Point guard Isaiah Thomas put forth a virtuoso performance this past weekend, capping it all with a jumper at the buzzer to beat Arizona in overtime. While Georgia has an athletic perimeter rotation led by Travis Leslie the Huskies enjoy a clear advantage when it comes to decision-making. Obviously with their 10-seed it would be easy to assume Mark Fox's team was in the field, but their late-game decisions in the loss to Alabama in the SEC quarterfinals very nearly earned them an NIT berth.

 

Stars to Watch:

G Isaiah Thomas (Washington)

G Travis Leslie (Georgia)

 

Stars to Watch:

G Isaiah Thomas (Washington)

G Travis Leslie (Georgia)

 

Vegas Odds:

Washington -5

 

Predictions:

RealTimeRPI: Washington 77 - Georgia 70

KenPom: Washington 75 - Georgia 69

CollegeHoops.net Betting Pick:  Georgia

 

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