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Iona vs. Georgia final score: Bulldogs fall in overtime to Gaels, 81-78

Georgia was unable to stop their losing skid on Saturday after falling to the Gaels in heartbreaking fashion.

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The Georgia Bulldogs had a chance to pick up a nice win on Saturday afternoon with the high-flying Iona Gaels in town. In what was a thrilling game that needed overtime to be decided, the Dawgs ended up falling short by a score of 81-78.

Georgia and Iona stayed close throughout the first two halves. UGA held a three-point lead in the final minute, but a key three-point shot from Sean Armand tied the game at 66-66. Both teams missed potential game-winning shots in the closing seconds, which prompted overtime.

With just four second left on the clocks, Georgia trailed by two. Nemanja Djurisic stepped to the free throw line with a chance to tie the game. Djurisic made his first attempt, but the second shot rimmed out. Iona recovered and hit both their free throws to clinch a big road victory for their program.

The Bulldogs had four players score 12 points or more, including guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who had 18 points. Gaels senior guard Lamont 'MoMo' Jones led all scorers 25 points. Jones also dished out six assists and brought down four rebounds.

Georgia is set to face Mercer on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Tipoff is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET.

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