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Maten scores 23, Georgia sweeps Florida with 72-69 OT win

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Yante Maten has been a one-man show for Georgia all season.

Even though the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer got some much-needed help against Florida, it was no surprise to see Maten deliver the biggest buckets of the night.

Maten scored 23 points, including a huge 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, and the Bulldogs beat the Gators 72-69 on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak in SEC play. Maten added 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season.

''Yante's a winner,'' coach Mark Fox said. ''Most people just see him play; they don't know him as a kid. As a young man, he's a terrific person. He's been a great Georgia Bulldog and that was obviously a huge shot at the end and super happy for him.''

The senior scored eight consecutive points to put the Bulldogs (14-11, 5-8 SEC) ahead for good early in the extra frame. He helped Georgia overcome an 11-point deficit in the final 10 minutes and win in Gainesville for the first time since 2002.

''There wasn't any magic,'' Fox said. ''Nothing we said was different. We just wanted to keep competing.''

The Bulldogs swept Florida for the first time since the 1996-97 season.

The Gators (17-9, 8-5) looked like they would win in regulation after Egor Koulechov scored eight points in the final 2:36. But Jalen Hudson turned the ball over, and Maten hit a wide-open 3-pointer from the top of the arc to send it to overtime. Maten also drained a 3 with 15.8 seconds remaining in regulation to keep Georgia close.

''It's tough,'' Koulechov said. ''It's real tough, probably our toughest loss we've had all year because we felt like we were getting in the groove. We got to go back to the lab now and get the groove back again. That's all we can do.''

Tyree Crump added 13 points for the Bulldogs, who got 10 points apiece from Derek Ogbeide, Juwan Parker and Rayshaun Hammonds. Ogbeide also chipped in 10 boards.

''We had a lot of guys play well tonight,'' Fox said.

Florida had plenty of chances in overtime, but missed five of its first six free throws. Leading scorer Hudson fouled out with 3.8 seconds remaining and was scoreless on the night.

Chris Chiozza had one final shot to send the game into a second overtime, but his 3-pointer from the elbow was short.

Koulechov and KeVaughn Allen led the Gators with 19 points each. Mike Okauru added 14 points off the bench.

BIG PICTURE

Georgia: Fox needed this victory to keep from losing seven of eight, but he probably will need a bunch more to save his job. Fox has earned only two NCAA bids in eight seasons, losing in the first round in 2011 and 2015.

Florida: The Gators looked like they had turned a corner since losing three consecutive league games. But this was a step back and could be the start of a significant slide. Florida plays three of its final five in the regular season on the road. The stretch includes games against Tennessee, Auburn and Kentucky.

UP NEXT

Georgia: Hosts No. 18 Tennessee on Saturday. The Volunteers have won seven of their last eight.

Florida: Plays at Vanderbilt on Saturday. The Commodores have won four straight at home.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Chris Chiozza missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 1 Juwan Parker made 2nd of 2 free throws 3.0
  Juwan Parker missed 1st of 2 free throws 3.0
  Personal foul on Jalen Hudson 3.0
+ 2 Chris Chiozza made driving layup 4.0
  Defensive rebound by Jalen Hudson 10.0
  Pape Diatta missed 2nd of 2 free throws 10.0
+ 1 Pape Diatta made 1st of 2 free throws 10.0
  Personal foul on Keith Stone 10.0
+ 2 Mike Okauru made driving layup, assist by KeVaughn Allen 12.0
+ 1 Tyree Crump made 2nd of 2 free throws 18.0
Team Stats
Points 72 69
Field Goals 24-57 (42.1%) 22-58 (37.9%)
3-Pointers 6-18 (33.3%) 9-22 (40.9%)
Free Throws 18-27 (66.7%) 16-27 (59.3%)
Total Rebounds 44 37
Offensive 12 10
Defensive 30 23
Team 2 4
Assists 9 10
Steals 3 6
Blocks 5 2
Turnovers 13 9
Fouls 22 24
Technicals 0 0
23 PTS, 10 REB, 1 AST
19 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
12OTT
away team logo Georgia 14-11 27321372
home team logo Florida 17-9 34251069
Team Stats
away team logo Georgia 14-11 79.3 PPG 48.4 RPG 16.1 APG
home team logo Florida 17-9 69.7 PPG 39.1 RPG 13.1 APG
Key Players
00
Y. Maten F PPG RPG APG FG%
5
K. Allen G 10.3 PPG 2.4 RPG 2.6 APG 39.0 FG%
Top Scorers
Y. Maten F 23 PTS 10 REB 1 AST
K. Allen G 19 PTS 0 REB 2 AST
42.1 FG% 37.9
33.3 3PT FG% 40.9
66.7 FT% 59.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Y. Maten 41 23 10 1 0 1 3 3 8/17 2/3 5/6 5 5
J. Parker 39 10 4 0 0 0 1 4 3/11 0/2 4/5 0 4
R. Hammonds 27 10 3 0 0 2 2 4 3/8 0/1 4/5 1 2
W. Jackson II 22 3 1 1 1 0 3 1 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 1
N. Claxton 14 2 3 0 1 0 1 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Y. Maten 41 23 10 1 0 1 3 3 8/17 2/3 5/6 5 5
J. Parker 39 10 4 0 0 0 1 4 3/11 0/2 4/5 0 4
R. Hammonds 27 10 3 0 0 2 2 4 3/8 0/1 4/5 1 2
W. Jackson II 22 3 1 1 1 0 3 1 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 1
N. Claxton 14 2 3 0 1 0 1 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Crump 26 13 5 5 0 0 1 2 3/7 3/7 4/5 0 5
D. Ogbeide 22 10 10 1 0 1 1 4 5/7 0/0 0/3 3 7
P. Diatta 23 1 4 1 1 1 1 0 0/3 0/3 1/3 2 2
M. Edwards 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 0
T. Hightower 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
C. Harrison - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. O'Neill - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Wilridge - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Kante - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 225 72 42 9 3 5 13 22 24/57 6/18 18/27 12 30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
E. Koulechov 37 19 6 1 2 0 0 3 5/8 3/5 6/7 0 6
K. Stone 31 7 6 0 0 0 1 3 2/7 0/3 3/4 1 5
C. Chiozza 35 5 5 5 1 0 1 4 2/14 1/3 0/2 1 4
K. Hayes 28 3 7 0 1 2 3 4 1/2 0/0 1/4 4 3
J. Hudson 22 0 4 2 0 0 2 5 0/3 0/2 0/2 0 4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
E. Koulechov 37 19 6 1 2 0 0 3 5/8 3/5 6/7 0 6
K. Stone 31 7 6 0 0 0 1 3 2/7 0/3 3/4 1 5
C. Chiozza 35 5 5 5 1 0 1 4 2/14 1/3 0/2 1 4
K. Hayes 28 3 7 0 1 2 3 4 1/2 0/0 1/4 4 3
J. Hudson 22 0 4 2 0 0 2 5 0/3 0/2 0/2 0 4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Allen 39 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 6/14 3/5 4/4 0 0
M. Okauru 14 14 0 0 2 0 1 1 5/6 2/3 2/4 0 0
G. Gak 7 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 1
D. Bassett 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 0
D. Ballard 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0
J. Egbunu - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Stokes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Fava - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Krause - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 225 69 33 10 6 2 9 24 22/58 9/22 16/27 10 23