The Bulldogs built a nine point lead going into the half but couldn't hold it against an experienced Cincinnati losing 57-51. The loss was the Bulldogs third straight and drops their record to the .500 mark at 4-4.
Cincinnati erased an 11 point Bulldogs lead in the second half with a 16-4 run. Georgia struggled to find a rhythm against the Bearcats' zone defense and shot just 28.6 percent in the second half from the field. Additionally the Bulldogs turned the ball over eight times in the second half and only produced three assists.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Georgia with 16 points but didn't score in the second half until with 8.8 seconds remaining in the game. Caldwell-Pope was just 6-14 from the field and 1-6 from three point range but also finished with seven rebounds and four steals. Gerald Robinson Jr chipped in 12 points.
Sean Kilpatrick led Cincinnati with a game-high 22 points while Dion Dixon added 19. Neither team shot the ball particularly well but it was the Bearcats' three point shooting that was the difference. Cincinnati was 9-20 from long distance while Georgia could manage just 3-14.