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Georgia looking for NIT finals berth vs. Seton Hall

By Georgia Sports Communications

INDIANAPOLIS — The Georgia Bulddogs venture to Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to take on Seton Hall in the semifinals of the NIT on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs are making their third trip to the NIT semis (1982,1998). Georgia enters the contest at 20-16, the Bulldogs’ first 20-win season since 2016. 

With its NIT wins over Xavier and Ohio State both being decided at the final horn, Georgia upped its records to 10-8 in games that were one-possession contests in the final 5:00 and 8-5 in matchups that were separated by three points or less in the final 30 seconds of regulation.

Mike White is now 16-8 (.667) in the postseason, 6-4 in NCAAs and 10-4 in NITs. He is 7-4 in NIT road games including wins at Ohio State (twice), Florida State, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and...Georgia. 

All 12 scholarship Bulldogs who have played this season have started at least two games, mixing and matching to comprise a dozen different starting quintets.

April 2 matches the latest the Bulldogs have ever played and is the 41-year anniversary of Georgia’s loss to N.C. State – yes, that N.C. State team – in the 1983 Final Four. The Bulldogs bested top-seeded St. John’s and No. 2 seeded North Carolina to win the East Regional at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse that season.

Georgia (20-16) vs. Seton Hall (23-12)
Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse (9,100)
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Series History: Series tied, 1-1
Last Meeting: SHU, 69-62, on 11/28/15
TV: ESPN2 (Mike Corey, play-by-play; Fran Fraschilla, color analyst; Myron Medcalf, reporter)
National Radio: Westwood One (Cooper Boardman, play-by-play; Will Perdue, analyst)
UGA Radio: Georgia Bulldog Network - SiriusXM TBD (Scott Howard, play-by-play; Chuck Dowdle, color analyst; Adam Gillespie, producer)

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