Bulldogs Beat

Pearson remaining at Georgia, for now

ATHENS - Phillip Pearson, the top assistant coach for the Georgia men's basketball team, will not be leaving for the head job at Arkansas Little-Rock.

That school is set to announce another candidate, according to sources. Pearson interviewed at Arkansas-Little Rock last week and was announced as one of five finalists.

But there could be other head coaching opportunities for Pearson: Eastern Kentucky is a possibility,and the Chattanooga job opened up on Tuesday as well when Will Wade left for Virginia Commonwealth.

Georgia won at Wade and Chattanooga earlier this season, on the way to the Bulldogs' second NCAA tournament bid in five years. Pearson has been head coach Mark Fox's top assistant the past six years, playing a key role in recruiting and gameplanning.