USC vs. Georgia final score: Bulldogs outlast Trojans for 64-56 win

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led a second-half surge by Georgia with 19 points in the final 20 minutes to top Southern California.

After not leading at any point in the first 20 minutes, the Georgia Bulldogs played an impressive second half en route to a 64-56 win over the USC Trojans at home on Saturday afternoon.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the difference-maker, scoring 19 of Georgia's 37 points after the intermission, compared to six in the first half. He shot an efficient 10-of-14 from the field and added five rebounds, an assist and a block.

For the Trojans, center Omar Oraby came off the bench to produce a team-high 14 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Eric Wise chipped in 12 points of his own on 4-of-8 shooting.

Despite Oraby's 11 boards, USC was outrebounded to the tune of 32-26 and struggled shooting from long range, connecting on 5-of-19 3-point attempts.

The Bulldogs have now won back-to-back games for the first time this season and sit at 4-7 overall, with all their victories coming at home. They will return to action against the Florida A&M Rattlers on Dec. 29.

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