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Georgia Basketball: 2018-19 season preview for the Bulldogs

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Head coach Tom Crean will have his hands full in Year 1 with Georgia Basketball. Here’s an outlook at how the Bulldogs will fare in 2018-19.

The Georgia Bulldogs return this upcoming season with a new head coach in Tom Crean. He takes over the program after spending the past season on the sidelines with ESPN. His work will be cut out for him rebuilding a program that has just two NCAA Tournament appearances in the past 10 seasons.

Crean, on the other hand, has four NCAA Tournament appearances in nine seasons with the Indiana Hoosiers. He posted a record of 166-135 (.551) while at Indiana from 2008-17, including two regular-season Big Ten titles. As the Marquette Golden Eagles head coach from 1999-2008, Crean was even better, making five NCAA Tournament appearances and a Final Four appearance. He posted a record of 190-96 (.664) as the head coach for Marquette, giving him over 350 total wins in Division 1 play.

The Georgia Bulldogs went 18-15 overall and 7-11 in SEC play last season. They won’t be an NCAA Tournament right away, but they have some experience returning. Crean has the opportunity to lead a solid group, although the Bulldogs will lose first-team All-SEC selection, Yante Maten. With five seniors listed on the roster, they have a ton of options for Crean to work with this upcoming season. Here’s the season preview for the Georgia Bulldogs for 2018-19.