Wofford vs Georgia

Georgia 62, Wofford 49

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 15 points, Dustin Ware added 14 and Georgia held off Wofford for a 62-49 victory in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.

Caldwell-Pope, the Bulldogs' first McDonald's All-American signee since 1992, was scoreless in the second half until he hit a pair of free throws in the final minute.

Brad Loesing scored 13 points and Kevin Giltner had 12 for Wofford, which was outscored 22-14 in the paint.

Ware, one of two starters from the 2010-11 squad that earned Georgia's first NCAA tournament bid in three years, was the only Bulldog remaining from the team two years ago that lost to Wofford in its second game under coach Mark Fox.

Ware's 3-pointer with 1:51 remaining gave the Bulldogs a double-digit lead for the rest of the game.

Brad Loesing scored 13 points and Kevin Giltner had 12 for Wofford, which was outscored 22-14 in the paint.

Both teams struggled offensively with the Terriers shooting 35 percent and Georgia 34.

Gerald Robinson, the Bulldogs' leading returning scorer, was just 2 of 12 from the field. He scored six of his 11 points on free throws.

Ware, one of two starters from the 2010-11 squad that earned Georgia's first NCAA tournament bid in three years, was the only Bulldog remaining from the team two years ago that lost to Wofford in its second game under Fox.

Ware's 3-pointer with 1:51 remaining gave the Bulldogs a double-digit lead for the rest of the game.

The Terriers pulled within three when Loesing hit a 19-footer on a fastbreak, making it 33-30 with 14:12 remaining.

Caldwell-Pope, who started at forward, was 5 of 11 in the first half, but took only one shot in the final 20 minutes.

Wofford lost four starters from last season's team, the first in school history to win consecutive Southern Conference titles and earn two straight NCAA tournament berths.

Georgia forward Donte' Williams pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds

The Bulldogs' bench players outscored Wofford's 17-7. Nemanja Djurisic finished with eight points and rebounds in 13 minutes.

Georgia's next game is Sunday at home against Bowling Green. Wofford will host Emory and Henry on Sunday.

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Scoreboard
Wofford (0-1)212849
Georgia (1-0) «303262

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Wofford Terriers
D. Crowell, F304-102-361010
D. Rinksalis, F271-42-23034
J. Byrd, F201-21-23013
K. Giltner, G394-122-431112
B. Loesing, G395-152-354413
K. Cochran202-50-06434
L. Skinner171-41-25153
A. Smith70-00-01030
J. Swinton10-00-00000
Totals 18-5210-1638112049
 34.6%62.5% 
Georgia Bulldogs
D. Williams, F301-41-213133
M. Thornton, F231-60-03132
K. Caldwell-Pope, G335-123-740215
G. Robinson, G282-126-734111
D. Ware, G254-93-451114
S. Brantley181-40-02203
N. Djurisic133-62-24118
J. Florveus132-20-02044
V. Williams111-20-00202
T. Dixon60-20-02000
M. Bucklin00-00-00000
E. Long00-00-00000
Totals 20-5915-2240121562
 33.9%68.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kentucky16-232-64
Florida14-427-910
Arkansas12-626-1028
S. Carolina12-626-1143
Ole Miss10-822-1477
Alabama10-819-1578
Vanderbilt10-819-1638
Georgia9-919-1552
Texas A&M8-1016-1593
Tennessee8-1016-1682
Auburn7-1118-14113
Miss. State6-1216-16149
LSU2-1610-21194
Missouri2-168-24255
 
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