Mercer vs Georgia

Georgia 58, Mercer 49

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 17 points and Charles Mann added 10 to help Georgia snap a three-game losing streak with a 58-49 victory over Mercer on Tuesday.

The game began at 11:30 a.m. to accommodate approximately 4,000 students from nearby elementary schools.

Georgia (3-7) took a 10-point lead, its biggest of the game, on Mann's putback dunk with 3:24 remaining.

Nobody scored in double figures for Mercer (6-6). The Bears, who had won two straight and three of four, were led by Anthony White Jr.'s nine points and Daniel Coursey's eight.

Caldwell-Pope finished one rebound shy of his third straight double-double.

Langston Hall's runner with 4:32 remaining cut Georgia's lead to four, but Mercer never got any closer.

Neither team shot the ball well.

The Bears, who entered the game ranked No. 270 in Division I field-goal percentage, shot just 31.4 percent. Their 49 points were 9.3 under their average. Mercer was just 1 of 11 on 3-point attempts in the first half.

Georgia, which ranked 297th in field-goal percentage at tipoff, shot only 43.2 percent. But the Bulldogs outrebounded the Bears by 10.

Mercer began the season as the favorite to win the Atlantic Sun Conference after winning 27 games last year. The Bears, who won at Florida State on Dec. 2, visit Alabama on Saturday.

Georgia hosts Southern Cal on Saturday.

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Mercer Bears
J. Gollon, F312-120-06316
B. Thomas, F290-40-03210
D. Coursey, F273-92-25028
T. Smith, G332-60-02234
L. Hall, G253-90-01327
K. Canevari131-20-00123
M. Brown121-25-63017
A. White Jr.102-34-41039
J. Bryan90-10-01000
T. Hallice82-30-00025
L. Brown10-00-02000
D. Moten10-00-00100
C. Smith10-00-00010
Totals 16-5111-1225121849
 31.4%91.7% 
Georgia Bulldogs
B. Morris, F210-02-23002
D. Williams, F120-30-03030
J. Cannon, C130-30-01010
K. Caldwell-Pope, G315-105-691017
C. Mann, G313-74-675010
J. Florveus202-30-03034
N. Djurisic192-52-21126
M. Thornton141-30-01102
S. Brantley122-20-02106
K. Gaines113-50-00028
V. Williams101-20-02313
T. Dixon60-10-02010
Totals 19-4413-1635121358
 43.2%81.3% 
Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wofford16-228-747
Chattanooga15-322-10112
Mercer12-619-16212
W. Carolina9-915-17221
ETSU8-1016-14192
VMI7-1111-19287
Samford6-1213-19305
Citadel6-1211-19327
UNC-Green.6-1211-22309
Furman5-1311-22293

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kentucky18-038-11
Arkansas13-527-920
LSU11-722-1157
Georgia11-721-1238
Texas A&M11-721-1267
Ole Miss11-721-1360
Vanderbilt9-921-14104
Alabama8-1019-1585
Florida8-1016-1772
Tennessee7-1116-1696
S. Carolina6-1217-1691
Miss. State6-1213-19216
Auburn4-1415-20128
Missouri3-159-23218
 
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