UGA coach Fox emotional over upset win days after father’s death

Georgia coach Mark Fox and forward Brandon Morris celebrated an emotional overtime win against No. 21 Missouri on Wednesday night.

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The Georgia Bulldogs’ biggest win of the 2013-14 season left Mark Fox in tears on Wednesday night, a bittersweet moment for the 10th year head coach. The Bulldogs took down No. 21 Missouri 70-64 in overtime.

It was Fox’s team’s first game since the death of his father, Raymond Lewis Fox, a lifetime coach himself, on Saturday. Mark Fox was on a plane from Washington, D.C., back towards his family’s home in Garden City, Kan., to see his father when he passed due to complications from lung disease.

The overtime stunner was the Bulldogs’ first road victory of the season and the program’s first-ever win against Missouri, and it left Fox emotional in the aftermath:

And for a glimpse into the locker room, the team’s student manager Chad Aycock offers the team’s stated motivation in Wednesday’s game: