The problem is Robinson and his teammates on Wednesday couldn’t name a guard in the SEC who compares with the Huskies’ 5-foot-9 star.
The Bulldogs practiced in Athens on Wednesday before leaving for their bus trip to Charlotte, N.C.
Georgia (21-11) is the No. 10 seed in the East Regional. Washington (23-10) is the No. 7 seed. The winner could face No. 2 seed North Carolina on Sunday.
Thomas averaged 19.7 points and 10 assists in three games as Washington won the Pac-10 tournament last week. His signature moment came when he made an 18-footer at the end of overtime against Arizona to give Washington the championship.
Thomas‘ game-winner received strong play on ESPN and YouTube, even making its way onto the TV screens and laptops of Georgia players on the other side of the nation.
“I didn’t get to catch it (live), but I have seen it on highlights over and over again,” Robinson said. “He’s a great player who made a great play for his team.”
Added Ware: “It didn’t surprise me at all because he’s done that kind of thing throughout his career.”
Thomas, a junior who is averaging 16.8 points for the season, leads a balanced Washington attack that averages 83.5 points.
“Washington is extremely talented, a great offensive team,” said Fox, who began his career as a graduate assistant and assistant coach at Washington.
“They’re very complete offensively and very explosive,” Fox said. “They combine that with very good defense, also.”