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Maten scores 30 to lead Georgia past Temple

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) After Yante Maten's season-high 30 points and suffocating defense in the first half led Georgia to an 84-66 win over Temple Friday, Temple coach Fran Dunphy still considered the Owls' defense on Maten passable.

Maten made 12-of-17 free throws and finished with 12 rebounds in Georgia's 84-66 win over Temple on Friday.

''Maten did a great job on a number of plays,'' said Dunphy afterward. ''I still thought we controlled Maten really well.''

Maten moved into the top 10 in career scoring at Georgia with 1,472 points, passing D.A. Layne and Sundiata Gaines. He is one of only four Bulldogs to rank in the top 10 in both points and rebounds, along with Alec Kessler, Bob Lienhard and Terry Fair.

Georgia (9-2) is off to its best start since winning 12 of 14 to start the 2010-11 season.

Freshman Nicolas Claxton came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points and William Jackson II scored 10.

''Yante has more game than he showed,'' said Fox. ''He is in great physical shape, and he lets the game come to him.''

Inevitably, Maten's jump hook sets up the rest of his game.

''He has a hook over both shoulders,'' Fox said. ''He has learned that in practice in the gym, hours and hours of repetition.''

''It is one of the building blocks of my game,'' said Maten. He credited assistant coach Jonas Hayes with helping him.

Obi Enechionyia led Temple (7-4) with 27 points. Quinton Rose scored 13.

After Temple took an early 7-2 lead, the Owls went stone cold, missing 10 of their next 11 shots as Georgia went on a 17-2 run, grabbing a 19-9 lead with seven minutes to go in the half after a pair of Maten free throws.

A tip-in at the halftime horn by Claxton put Georgia up 42-23.

Claxton's father, Charles Claxton, scored 1,274 points for the Bulldogs. Nicholas Claxton said he is learning the college game.

''The biggest challenge has been knowing where I have to be on defense and offense,'' he said. ''It has been mental. I don't feel lost.''

Temple shot 31 percent from the field and 43 percent from the free-throw line in the first half, while the Bulldogs shot 52 percent and 83, respectively. Georgia had a 25-11 rebounding advantage at the half, while Maten had 15 points and seven rebounds.

Back-to-back jump hooks by Derek Ogbeide and Maten gave the Bulldogs a 46-23 in the opening minute of the second half. But the Bulldogs went nearly seven minutes without a field goal while Temple closed the gap to 54-40 as Enechionyia heated up from beyond the arc. He hit 7-of-9 3-pointers for the game.

Jackson ended the drought for Georgia with a 3-pointer, followed by a short jumper, stretching Georgia's lead to 62-43 with 9:11 remaining.

Three Owls fouled out - Josh Brown, De'Vondre Perry and Ernest Aflakpui - as they pressured the Bulldogs. Georgia shot 39 free throws, hitting 28.

BIG PICTURE

Georgia's 9-2 non-conference resume should help the Bulldogs when the NCAA selects its tournament teams.

''We have put ourselves in a really good spot,'' said Maten. ''Our team has developed nicely. Everyone has bought into what we have to do to win. Everyone trusts each other on the team.''

TEST TIME

Georgia Coach Mark Fox speculated that Temple was weary from final exams. ''They tried to do what we did last week, which is come back after exams. We defended well, but I am not sure they were as sharp as they usually are.''

HOLIDAY WISHES

Looking forward to a big Christmas meal, Georgia point guard Turtle Jackson has a message for his grandmother: ''I am looking forward to any and everything she cooks. I want it all.''

STAT MONSTER

In the last 20 years, a Georgia player has scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a game six times. Maten accounts for three of those. Jumaine Jones, Trey Thompkins and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did it once each.

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Key Players
Q. Rose
Y. Maten
31.8 Min. Per Game 31.8
19.2 Pts. Per Game 19.2
1.8 Ast. Per Game 1.8
9.0 Reb. Per Game 9.0
48.6 Field Goal % 51.8
44.4 Three Point % 40.7
61.8 Free Throw % 85.5
  Defensive rebound by William Jackson II 17.0
  Justyn Hamilton missed layup 19.0
  Defensive rebound by Justyn Hamilton 28.0
  E'Torrion Wilridge missed 3-pt. jump shot 30.0
  Defensive rebound by Jordan Harris 48.0
  Nate Pierre-Louis missed jump shot, blocked by Yante Maten 50.0
  Offensive rebound by Nate Pierre-Louis 50.0
  J.P. Moorman II missed 3-pt. jump shot 50.0
+ 1 Nicolas Claxton made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:04
  Nicolas Claxton missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:04
  Personal foul on Obi Enechionyia 1:08
Team Stats
Points 66 84
Field Goals 25-63 (39.7%) 26-55 (47.3%)
3-Pointers 12-26 (46.2%) 4-15 (26.7%)
Free Throws 4-13 (30.8%) 28-39 (71.8%)
Total Rebounds 30 48
Offensive 10 16
Defensive 18 31
Team 2 1
Assists 14 14
Steals 5 6
Blocks 1 6
Turnovers 10 9
Fouls 26 11
Technicals 0 0
27 PTS, 6 REB
30 PTS, 12 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Temple 7-4 234366
home team logo Georgia 9-2 424284
Team Stats
away team logo Temple 7-4 74.7 PPG 38.1 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo Georgia 9-2 71.1 PPG 41.4 RPG 13.2 APG
Key Players
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O. Enechionyia F PPG RPG APG FG%
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Y. Maten F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
O. Enechionyia F 27 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
Y. Maten F 30 PTS 12 REB 2 AST
39.7 FG% 47.3
46.2 3PT FG% 26.7
30.8 FT% 71.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
O. Enechionyia 27 6 0 9/15 7/9 2/2 2 34 0 1 0 0 6
Q. Rose 13 8 5 5/16 2/5 1/2 3 32 2 0 3 1 7
J. Brown 5 0 4 2/6 1/2 0/0 5 24 1 0 3 0 0
E. Aflakpui 4 2 0 2/3 0/0 0/1 5 17 0 0 1 1 1
S. Alston Jr. 2 3 4 1/9 0/5 0/0 3 30 1 0 1 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
O. Enechionyia 27 6 0 9/15 7/9 2/2 2 34 0 1 0 0 6
Q. Rose 13 8 5 5/16 2/5 1/2 3 32 2 0 3 1 7
J. Brown 5 0 4 2/6 1/2 0/0 5 24 1 0 3 0 0
E. Aflakpui 4 2 0 2/3 0/0 0/1 5 17 0 0 1 1 1
S. Alston Jr. 2 3 4 1/9 0/5 0/0 3 30 1 0 1 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Moore II 9 1 1 3/5 2/3 1/2 1 24 0 0 1 1 0
N. Pierre-Louis 4 3 0 2/4 0/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 3 0
D. Perry 2 2 0 1/1 0/0 0/2 5 12 1 0 0 1 1
A. Nunez de Carvalho 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Moore 0 1 0 0/2 0/0 0/2 1 12 0 0 0 1 0
S. Leonard 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hamilton 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
J. Moorman II 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/2 1 6 0 0 1 1 0
T. Lowe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 66 28 14 25/63 12/26 4/13 26 200 5 1 10 10 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Y. Maten 30 12 2 8/17 2/4 12/17 2 34 0 2 2 6 6
W. Jackson II 10 2 4 3/6 2/4 2/2 2 30 0 0 3 0 2
D. Ogbeide 8 8 1 4/9 0/0 0/0 0 20 1 0 1 2 6
R. Hammonds 3 3 3 1/5 0/1 1/2 2 29 2 0 2 2 1
E. Wilridge 2 2 3 0/1 0/1 2/2 0 16 0 0 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Y. Maten 30 12 2 8/17 2/4 12/17 2 34 0 2 2 6 6
W. Jackson II 10 2 4 3/6 2/4 2/2 2 30 0 0 3 0 2
D. Ogbeide 8 8 1 4/9 0/0 0/0 0 20 1 0 1 2 6
R. Hammonds 3 3 3 1/5 0/1 1/2 2 29 2 0 2 2 1
E. Wilridge 2 2 3 0/1 0/1 2/2 0 16 0 0 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Claxton 14 9 0 4/5 0/0 6/10 1 18 0 2 0 5 4
J. Harris 8 3 1 4/7 0/3 0/0 0 25 3 2 0 0 3
J. Parker 6 3 0 2/3 0/1 2/2 2 11 0 0 0 1 2
T. Hightower 3 3 0 0/2 0/1 3/4 1 10 0 0 0 0 3
M. Edwards 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 0 1 0 2
C. Harrison - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. O'Neill - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Crump - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Diatta - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Kante - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 84 47 14 26/55 4/15 28/39 11 200 6 6 9 16 31