Gerald Robinson Jr. and Travis Leslie each scored 17 points while helping lead the Georgia Bulldogs to an 86-64 rout of Mississippi State today at Stegeman Coliseum.
The Bulldogs bounced back after a loss to Tennessee earlier in the week. After being out rebounded by the Volunteers, Georgia had a huge advantage on the glass 48-23 against Mississippi State. The Bulldogs also showed an outstanding touch from long range connecting on 11 3-pointers for the game.
Mississippi State was never any closer than 13 points in the second half as Georgia was able to hold them at bay and match them basket for basket.
Leslie finished with 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists for the Bulldogs while Robinson finished with 17 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals for the Bulldogs. Trey Thompkins added 15 points and seven rebounds. Jeremy Price scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds in the game. Sherrard Brantley came off the bench to bury three 3-point shots while scoring nine points.
Junior guard Dee Bost led Mississippi State with 20 points and Renardo Sidney scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds before fouling out late.
Georgia is now 14-4 overall and 3-2 in the SEC. The win puts the Bulldogs just a half a game behind the Florida Gators for the top spot in the SEC's Eastern division. The Gators will visit Athens on Tuesday.
Mississippi State drops to 10-8 overall and 2-2 in the SEC West.