Thursday, March 13, 2014

Mark Fox is sick of seeing so many Kentucky fans at SEC Tournament

Mark Fox

Considering the SEC Tournament is historically held at the Georgia Dome, an outsider may be led to believe the Georgia Bulldogs enjoy a relative homecourt advantage.

As anyone who has attended the tournament in the past knows, this is definitely not the case, as a sea of Kentucky blue is usually the predominant sight around Atlanta during the week. Part of the reason Big Blue Nation is always so prevalent at the SEC Tournament is due to the program's unprecedented success. However, Georgia head coach Mark Fox says he is sick and tired of Wildcats fans filling up the arena.

"I'm sick of hearing about Cat-lanta," Fox said. "And it is the Georgia Dome. So I hope that we'll have representation at that."

A reporter immediately followed that quote up with a warning to Fox that his stance may cause the Kentucky faithful to root hard against his Bulldogs. If that's the case, Fox is apparently unfazed.

"I could care less," Fox said, smiling. "They've got a great fan base. They really do. But I want our fans to be for us, and that's all we need."

Luring Georgia fans to watch their basketball squad has proven to be difficult. The Bulldogs averaged just 6,429 fans per home game this season (third-worst in the league). Meanwhile, the Wildcats led the SEC with 20,000-plus per game. Even though Georgia still stands an outside shot of making the tournament, most fans are probably more interested in talking about the spring football game, which means Fox will have to endure another year of seeing an immense amount of UK blue in the stands.

Via (Photo: AP)

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