A year ago Mark Fox couldn’t have envisioned exactly what his Georgia men’s basketball team would have to go through to get there, but he saw a seasoned roster that had the makeup to reach the NCAA tournament.
That became reality on Sunday night when the Bulldogs earned an at-large bid as a No. 10 seed.
Georgia will play No. 7 seed Michigan State Friday in Charlotte as part of the East Region.
The winner will get a Sunday matchup against No. 2 Virginia or No. 15 Belmont.
A 38-year-old man was killed Sunday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle on Peach Orchard Road, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said.
Rodricqus Antonio Scott, of Augusta, was traveling south near Circular Drive at 3:07 p.m. when he lost control, striking a curb on the southbound side, according to a statement from the coroner’s office. He was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:38 p.m. from multiple blunt force trauma.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Some of the best short-game shots Jordan Spieth has hit in his young career have been on the final two holes on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook.
Two years ago, it paved the way for him to get his PGA Tour card as a teenager.
He came full circle Sunday by making two improbable par saves to get into a playoff, and then winning the Valspar Championship on the third extra hole by making a 30-foot birdie putt to beat Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair.
Kentucky’s chasing history, trying to become the first undefeated champion in March Madness since Indiana in 1976.
The Wildcats are seeded first overall in the tournament and tops in the Midwest Region, in search of six more wins for a perfect season.
The other No. 1 seeds are Villanova in the East, Duke in the South and Wisconsin in the West. The Badgers (31-3) secured the first top seed in program history after overcoming an 11-point deficit Sunday against Michigan State to win 80-69 in overtime.
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick is redefining dominance at NASCAR’s highest level.
The defending NASCAR champion won his fourth consecutive race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday with yet another rout of the field. His 42 other competitors knew this was Harvick’s race to win, and he made it look easy.
Harvick has won five of the past six races at Phoenix and a record seven overall.
The third member of the Boshears family – early champions of aviation in Augusta – will be inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame in April.
Willis M. “Buster” Boshears Jr. was selected for the hall of fame at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga. He will be inducted on April 18, joining his father, Willis “Buster” Boshears, and uncle, Forrest E. Boshears who were installed in 2000.