ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Coach Mark Fox often talks about making Georgia relevant on college basketball's national landscape.
Last season, Fox's second in Athens, the Bulldogs took some important steps, earning their first NCAA tournament appearance in nine years and first Top 25 ranking since 2003.
Georgia finished 21-12 and won seven road games to top its total of the previous three years combined, but Fox says the Bulldogs "still have a little ways to go in establishing a culture of being consistently successful."
Two weeks into practice, Fox faces several unanswered questions before he can favorably compare this team to last year's.
Early NBA departures of Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie will hurt as Georgia opens the season without four of its top five scorers and absent its four leading rebounders from 2010-11.
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