Latest Georgia Bulldogs men's basketball News

Kennesaw State hires Amir Abdur-Rahim from Georgia as coach

Apr. 18, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kennesaw State has hired Georgia assistant Amir Abdur-Rahim as the Owls' men's basketball coach. Abdur-Rahim is making the in-state move after agreeing to a four-year contract. The hiring was announced on Thursday by Kennesaw State athletic director Milton Overton. For Abdur-Rahim, the new...

Guard 'Ant Man' Edwards heads Georgia's signing class

Apr. 17, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Highly recruited 6-foot-4 guard Anthony "Ant Man" Edwards has signed with Georgia, giving the Bulldogs a headliner of its top recruiting class in at least 25 years. Edwards, from Atlanta's Holy Spirit Prep School, was a McDonald's All-American rated as one of the nation's top prospects....

Former Georgia coach Mark Fox faces uphill climb at Cal

Apr. 1, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — New California coach Mark Fox's phone began to buzz nonstop not long after word spread of his hiring. By Fox's estimate, he received 1,200 text messages from friends, family and alumni. "It took me a minute but I got back to just about everybody," Fox joked. The enthusiasm lingered...

California hires Mark Fox as new head coach

Mar. 29, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach Friday, just five days after firing Wyking Jones. Fox had a 286-176 record in 14 seasons as coach at Nevada and Georgia. He made the NCAA Tournament five times but never advanced to the Sweet 16. Fox was fired at Georgia...

Georgia-Pacific plans $30M upgrade to Georgia lumber mill

Mar. 21, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — Georgia-Pacific says it plans to invest $30 million at its lumber mill in Rome, Georgia. The Rome News-Tribune reported this week that officials say the investment in new equipment will not directly create jobs at the facility, which currently has about 160 employees. Company spokesman...

Medicaid waiver proposal clears Georgia House panel

Mar. 20, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Legislation authorizing Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue a Medicaid waiver was approved by a state House panel Wednesday, potentially giving Georgia more flexibility to use federal funding but also capping who's covered by an expansion. Georgia is one of 14 states that haven't fully...

Geist helps Missouri defeat Georgia 71-61 in SEC Tournament

Mar. 14, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri's Jordan Geist isn't ready for his college career to end just yet. Geist scored a career-high 30 points and No. 12 seed Missouri outlasted No. 13 seed Georgia 71-61 on Wednesday in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. "I just tried to go out there...

Dominating Silva returns as S Carolina beats Georgia 66-46

Mar. 9, 2019 4:44 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The dominating Chris Silva showed up for South Carolina on Saturday, and the Gamecocks, even with their 16-15 record, will get a double-bye again in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Silva had 24 points and 10 rebounds as South Carolina (16-15, 11-7) beat Georgia 66-46 on Senior...

Georgia's Hammonds has surgery to repair fracture in foot

Mar. 7, 2019 4:30 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia sophomore forward Rayshaun Hammonds, the team's second-leading scorer and rebounder, has had surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot. The surgery Thursday came after Hammonds missed Georgia's 64-39 loss to Missouri on Wednesday night. Following the game, coach Tom Crean...

Geist leads Missouri past poor-shooting Georgia, 64-39

Mar. 6, 2019 10:12 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Missouri finally generated momentum in the Southeastern Conference with back-to-back wins near the end of its mostly disappointing season. Georgia's search for its first back-to-back SEC wins ended with an ugly loss described by its top scorer as a dud. Jordan Geist scored 18 points and...