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NCAA Tournament 2011 Pick: Georgia Vs. Washington

The question isn't whether or not the No. 10 seeded Georgia Bulldogs can knock off the No. 7 seeded Washington Huskies. The question is will they? If this season has shown anything it has shown that the Bulldogs are capable of putting together some pretty impressive stretches of basketball only to followed by a frustrating streak where scoring isn't even an option. This happened as recently as their last game against Alabama in the SEC Tournament. After building a 14 point lead in the second half, Georgia was mired with turnovers and bad shot selection which ultimately led to them losing in overtime. 

Washington is definitely no slouch. The Huskies won 23 games while finishing 11-7 in the Pac-10 which was good enough for third place. Then Washington won the Pac-10 conference tournament beating regular season champ Arizona 77-75 in the championship game. SB Nation bracket expert Chris Dobbertean picks Washington over Georgia in his bracket projections.

No. 7 Washington over No. 10 Georgia, Isaiah Thomas and the Huskies should make the Bulldogs' surprise trip a short one.

A lot of people will dismiss my pick of Georgia as being a card carrying Dawg fan. However, it is a reflection of my belief in Mark Fox. I think given the time to prepare, Georgia has the inside-out game needed to be successful in March. So I am going with the Bulldogs in an upset. 

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.