The Bulldogs nearly ruined their own effort with turnovers, but the Colonials couldn't buy a bucket and Georgia escaped with the win.
The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the George Washington Colonials on Friday night, 52-41, but constant turnovers and sloppy play very nearly cost them the win. 23 turnovers on the night nearly prevented Georgia's fourth straight win, but with the Colonials shooting just 24.6 percent from the floor Georgia sneak away with a victory.
13 turnovers in the first half left the Bulldogs trailing as they went into the locker room, but they turned things around in the second half. The turnovers showed modest improvement, giving the ball away just 10 times, while they outscored the Colonials 34-20 for the win. George Washington really just couldn't find the hoop, going 14-for-57 including 0-for-12 from beyond the arc.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope tied with Nemania Djurisic to lead the teaming scoring, with Caldwell-Pope picking up 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting and Djurisic added another 17 on 7-of-9 shooting. John Florveus led the team in rebounds, grabbing 10 boards on the night.
The win puts Georgia at 6-7 as they enter SEC play. The Bulldogs' next game is on the road, when they head to Gainesville to face the No. 13 Florida Gators on Wednesday.