Georgia started off slow against Delaware State before making a comeback late in the first half to take the lead to hold off for the win.
The Georgia Bulldogs wrapped their last non-conference game of the season by getting past the Delaware St. Hornets 58-51 Friday night. This game was closer than it probably should have been as Delaware State is from the MEAC and coming into this game had a 4-6 record.
Georgia started off slow and trailed for most of the first half and at one point were down seven points before they started to make a run. The first half ended with Georgia outscoring Delaware State by 10 over the last 10 minutes and went into the second half by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hitting a three-pointer from 50 feet out to give Georgia a 32-29 halftime lead.
In the second half Georgia kept their slim lead the entire way despite their poor shooting on the night. Georgia shot only 39 percent from the field and 31 percent from three-point range. The spark for Georgia in this game came from Dustin Ware who came off the bench and scored 15 points to lead all Georgia players. Georgia's defense held up well as they only allowed Delaware State to shoot 37 percent from the field.
Georgia head coach Mark Fox was not happy with how this game went:
"Can't be successful in the SEC playing like that. We'll take the win and learn as much as we can from it, but we need to grow up."
Georgia's next game is Jan. 7 where they begin SEC play against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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