Georgia’s 65-60 win over Iowa State puts them into the Sweet 16 for the 20th time in program history and for the third time in four seasons for this group of seniors.
Spokane is hosting both the first rounds and the regional this year, so Georgia will be in a familiar city for their next game. The venue will change – they’ll move from the Gonzaga campus to the larger Veterans Memorial Arena downtown.
When Georgia last went out west in 2010, they started in Tempe and played the regional in Sacramento. They chose to come home between the sessions, and a quick turnaround had them headed back out west for their third cross-country trip in a week. This time the team will remain in Spokane during the break between rounds. That should help their condition for the next game, but it’s tough to imagine missing over a week and a half of classes. Knowing Andy Landers’ commitment to academics, it would be interesting to hear some of the ways the team is keeping up during their time away.
We know that Georgia will play on Saturday night, but their opponent is still unknown. Top-seeded Stanford will face 8-seed Michigan on Tuesday night for the right to advance to Spokane and play Georgia. 2-seed Cal needed overtime to win their second round game Monday night, and LSU will face Penn State for the final spot in Spokane. Game times on Saturday are currently set for 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. PST (9:30 and 11:30 p.m. ET), but those times are subject to change as ESPN sets its schedule. Should Georgia advance, they’ll play again next Monday at 9 p.m. ET against the Cal vs. LSU/PSU winner.