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Final

Mississippi St 64

(10-8, 2-2 SEC)

Georgia 86

(14-4, 3-2 SEC)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    4:00 PM ET, January 22, 2011

    Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia

    1 2 T
    MSST 29 3564
    UGA 42 4486

    Top Performers

    Mississippi State: D. Bost 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 5 Stl

    Georgia: G. Robinson 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Georgia 86, Mississippi St. 64

    Associated Press

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia took a big lead with sharp 3-point shooting in the first half, Travis Leslie and Gerald Robinson each scored 17 points and the Bulldogs beat Mississippi State 86-64 on Saturday.

    Trey Thompkins had 15 points as Georgia (14-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from a 59-57 loss to Tennessee.

    Georgia made 11 3-pointers, one shy of its season high, and was dominant with its overwhelming 48-23 advantage in rebounds.

    Dee Bost led Mississippi State (10-8, 2-2) with 20 points and five assists. Renardo Sidney added 15 points and nine rebounds before fouling out with 3:10 remaining.

    Georgia made 6 of 10 3-pointers in the first half for a 42-29 lead. Georgia took the lead with an 11-0 run in the opening minutes and kept the advantage in double figures the rest of the game.

    Mississippi State came no closer than 13 points of the lead in the second half.

    Robinson, who averaged 18.3 points in Georgia's first four SEC games, continued his strong play with five assists and five rebounds. The transfer from Tennessee State had eight points in the first eight minutes of the second half, including four points in an 8-0 run for a 59-38 lead after Mississippi State pulled to within 13 points.

    Mississippi State made only 2 of 10 3-pointers in the first half before improving its long-range shooting in the final 20 minutes. Bost, Ravern Johnson, who had 13 points, and Kodi Augustus tried to rally Mississippi State by making 3s.

    Georgia kept pace with its continued strong 3-point shooting.

    Game notes


    Students chanted "Isaiah! Isaiah!" during a first-half timeout and again at halftime in an attempt to coax running back recruit Isaiah Crowell of Carver High in Columbus to sign with Georgia. Crowell and other football recruits attended the game with coach Mark Richt and several assistant coaches. ... Dustin Ware had nine points while making each of his three 3-pointers for Georgia.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSST
    UGA
    Points 64 86
    FG Made-Attempted 22-53 (.415) 32-65 (.492)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-24 (.292) 11-19 (.579)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 11-21 (.524)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 23

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