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

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

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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.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.