Athens, GA (Sports Network) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points and
hit a clutch 3-pointer in the second half as the Georgia Bulldogs defeated the
South Carolina Gamecocks, 62-54, in SEC action at Stegeman Coliseum.
Caldwell-Pope was two-boards shy of a double-double for the Bulldogs (13-14,
7-7 SEC). Charles Mann added 14 points and Nemanja Djurisic contributed 11
points. Brandon Morris chipped collected 11 rebounds as Georgia snapped a
three-game losing streak.
For the Gamecocks (13-14, 3-11), Bruce Ellington recorded a team-high 11
points. Laimonas Chatkevicius added 10 rebounds as South Carolina lost its
seventh game in the last eight tries.
Both teams struggled shooting in the first half as each made only six from the
floor including and went 0-of-6 from beyond the arc. South Carolina made
4-of-7 foul shots, while Georgia made 11-of-19 from the free throw line, en
route to a 23-16 advantage at the break.
In the second, South Carolina made 12-of-23 from the floor including 6-of-10
beyond the arc as they took a three-point lead with 17 seconds remaining.
However, a made 3-pointer by Caldwell-Pope with 10 seconds remaining forced
South Carolina was held to a 0-of-7 field goals made in overtime. Georgia
made 2-of-4 from the floor including 1-of-2 beyond the arc, en route to the 8-
Georgia controlled rebounds 47-39, and made 28-of-46 from the foul line,
thanks to 29 personal fouls by South Carolina.
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