Furman vs Georgia

Georgia 64, Furman 50

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 17 points to lead Georgia over Furman 64-50 Friday night.

Caldwell-Pope scored 11 straight points for Georgia (7-5) over an 8-minute stretch in the second half.

Gerald Robinson scored 13 for the Bulldogs. Dustin Ware came off the bench to score all 11 of his points in the first half, and Donte Williams added 10 for Georgia.

Brandon Sebirumbi led the Paladins (6-6) with 10 points.

Furman never led, but Richard Brown's basket with 13:14 to play in the first half tied the score 9-9. Georgia scored nine straight points, capped by a Williams' stuff to take an 18-9 lead with 9:57 until halftime. Williams dunked on Furman three times while scoring eight points in the first half.

The Bulldogs' biggest lead came when a back-door alley-oop layup by Caldwell-Pope made it 32-17 with 4:18 to play. That was the last field goal of the half for the Bulldogs, who led 34-23 at intermission.

After Robinson made Georgia's first basket of the second half, Caldwell-Pope took over the Bulldogs' scoring for the next 8 minutes. The freshman scored on a breakaway layup, a 3-pointer from the corner and a back-door layup to put Georgia ahead 43-27 with 14:35 to play.

Three straight 3-pointers by Furman cut the margin to 43-36 with 12:18 remaining. But Caldwell-Pope answered with two straight breakaways. On the first, the 6-foot-5 guard blocked a shot and took it coast to coast. On the second, he took a lead pass and threw down an authoritative dunk.

After Furman's Charlie Reddick nailed a 3-pointer to pull the Paladins to within 52-41, Georgia went on a free-throw-fueled 12-4 run to go up 64-45 with 3:43 to go.

Georgia hit 16 of 17 free throws, and Furman made 10 of 11. Each team missed its final free-throw attempt.

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Furman (6-6)232750
Georgia (7-5) «343064

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Furman Paladins
B. Sebirumbi, F272-56-630510
C. Reddick, F242-72-24126
B. Irwin, F202-100-02005
R. Brown, G313-60-02306
C. Reddick, G241-20-04023
J. Loyd272-62-23018
D. Early162-70-02015
B. Barnes132-40-15035
C. Toler111-40-03012
B. Austin30-10-00000
D. Brown20-00-00000
T. Hunt10-00-01000
A. O'Neill10-00-00000
Totals 17-5210-113341550
 32.7%90.9% 
Georgia Bulldogs
D. Williams, F284-72-231110
M. Thornton, F50-10-00110
K. Caldwell-Pope, G298-170-010117
G. Robinson, G244-84-425313
V. Williams, G200-20-02210
D. Ware223-42-232011
S. Brantley162-20-01005
N. Djurisic130-04-43234
T. Dixon120-00-01010
C. Nolte110-12-22132
J. Cannon80-10-14110
J. Florveus80-02-20022
M. Bucklin20-00-00000
E. Long20-00-00000
Totals 21-4316-1726151764
 48.8%94.1% 
Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU7-016-467
UNC-Green.5-114-5104
Wofford5-114-5101
Furman5-214-6109
W. Carolina4-38-11187
Mercer3-410-10208
Samford3-47-13266
VMI1-66-12293
Citadel1-66-13311
Chattanooga0-76-14299

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Florida6-114-524
Auburn5-117-28
Alabama5-213-626
Kentucky4-314-520
Tennessee4-313-512
Missouri3-313-636
Arkansas3-413-632
Georgia3-412-651
S. Carolina3-412-753
Ole Miss3-410-9100
Miss. State2-414-576
LSU2-411-799
Texas A&M2-513-633
Vanderbilt2-57-12143
 
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Hawaii 84