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South Carolina vs Georgia

Georgia 62, South Carolina 54

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points, Charles Mann added 14 and Georgia beat South Carolina 62-54 in overtime on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (13-14, 7-7 Southeastern Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Bruce Ellington finished with 11 points and was the only player to score in double digits for South Carolina (13-14, 3-11).

Nemanja Djurisic had 11 points and Brandon Morris pulled down 11 rebounds for Georgia.

After Ellington's 3-pointer with 1:43 left in regulation made it 51-47 and gave South Carolina its biggest lead, the Gamecocks failed to score another field goal for the remainder of the game.

Georgia overcame an atrocious performance on free throws, missing 18 of 46 attempts, but South Carolina hardly helped itself by shooting 50 percent on 24 attempts.

The Bulldogs went over 6 minutes without a field goal before Caldwell-Pope's 3 with 11 seconds remaining made it 53-all. Ellington missed a long 3-point attempt at the regulation buzzer, but South Carolina got a second chance after the officials ruled that the game had gone to overtime.

During the timeout before the start of extra period, officials retracted their decision after replays that showed the clock had started too early after Caldwell-Pope's 3.

With another 4.5 seconds left in regulation, Ellington had his 3-point attempt from the right wing tipped by Mann at the buzzer.

In overtime, Caldwell-Pope hit a runner to give the Bulldogs a 55-53 lead, and Georgia never again trailed.

Caldwell-Pope, the SEC's second-leading scorer, finished just 4 for 12 from the field, including 2 for 8 on 3-point attempts. He was scoreless in the first half.

Ellington's 3 made it 37-35 with 12:17 remaining before Brian Richardson's 3 gave the Gamecocks their first lead at 39-38 with 8:47 left in the game.

South Carolina went up 51-47 on Lakeem Jackson's short jumper and Ellington's straightaway trey.

Eric Smith's two free throws gave the Gamecocks a 53-50 advantage with 17 seconds left in regulation before Caldwell-Pope sent the game to overtime with a 3-pointer from the right wing.

The Gamecocks were seeking consecutive wins for the first time since they beat Presbyterian Dec. 29 for their fifth straight victory.

South Carolina missed 18 of its first 21 shots in the first half.

Caldwell-Pope was 0 for 4 from the field and 0 for 3 on free throws before his two fouls shots put the Bulldogs up 28-18 early in the second half.

Georgia didn't fare much better in the first half, shooting just 23.1 percent to lead 23-16 at intermission.

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Scoreboard
South Carolina (13-14)1637154
Georgia (13-14) «2330962
SC:B. Ellington 11 Pts
SC:L. Chatkevicius 10 Reb
SC:B. Ellington 3 Ast
UGA:K. Caldwell-Pope 18 Pts
UGA:B. Morris 11 Reb
UGA:K. Caldwell-Pope 4 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
South CarolinaGeorgia
SC
Bruce Ellington
UGA
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
11131884
South Carolina Gamecocks
L. Chatkevicius, F331-81-210043
L. Jackson, F274-81-22059
M. Carrera, F191-53-56255
B. Ellington, G424-150-013411
E. Smith, G380-73-65223
B. Richardson253-60-02028
B. Williams153-72-32159
M. Kacinas122-41-25005
R. Slawson100-01-41021
Totals 18-6012-243982954
 30%50% 
Georgia Bulldogs
D. Williams, F301-43-59045
B. Morris, F230-33-711223
J. Florveus, C141-11-21033
K. Caldwell-Pope, G374-128-1384118
V. Williams, G151-50-02003
C. Mann283-58-1322414
N. Djurisic273-54-461411
S. Brantley210-70-02020
T. Dixon152-41-23005
K. Gaines70-10-01000
J. Cannon30-10-00010
T. Echols00-00-00000
Totals 15-4828-464792162
 31.3%60.9% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kentucky0-012-02
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Arkansas0-07-213
Texas A&M0-07-253
Alabama0-07-341
Ole Miss0-07-389
Vanderbilt0-07-3139
S. Carolina0-06-393
Georgia0-05-354
Florida0-06-4114
Tennessee0-05-467
Miss. State0-05-5176
Missouri0-05-6149
Auburn0-04-5153
 
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