June 2008 • Vol. 87: No. 3 : Around the Arch

From worst to first

The UGA Men’s basketball team followed a dismal regular season by winning four consecutive games in the SEC tournament and upsetting Arkansas for the tournament title. The win earned the team a berth in the NCAA championship. They lost in the first round to Xavier. The Bulldogs finished the regular season ranked last in the SEC eastern division, with a lackluster 17-17 record overall, 4-12 in the conference.

Freshman Jeremy Jacob (right) and Dave Bliss celebrate after Bliss, a senior, made the winning shot in UGA's 97-95 overtime win vs. Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament first round. Photo by David Coyle, Southeastern Conference.

A promise is a promise!

Coach Dennis Felton shaves his mustache—as he promised to do if his team finished in first place—after the SEC tournament. Felton’s barber, Talmadge Wilson of Wilson’s Hair World, did the honors April 18 at the Tate Center Plaza. Photo by Paul Efland.