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Georgia gives Mark Fox raise, extension

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

ATLANTA — Georgia coach Mark Fox received a $400,000 raise and a one-year contract extension on Thursday as a reward for taking the Bulldogs back to the NCAA tournament.

It was well-timed reassurance for Fox after his team’s top two players, Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie, have ended their college careers early to enter the NBA draft.

Fox, in only his second season, took the Bulldogs to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2008. Georgia finished 21-12.

Washington beat Georgia, 68-65, in the first round of the tournament.