To things occurred for Georgia in their 85-38 win over the High Point Panthers Tuesday night at Stegeman Coliseum. First the win gave the Bulldogs their first five game winning streak since 2007. Second they were able to do so while giving their starters some much needed rest after leaning on them heavily throughout the first nine games.
Gerald Robinson scored 21 points to lead the Bulldogs. Trey Thompkins netted 15 points, and Connor Nolte added a career high 11 points for Georgia.
The Bulldogs started the game on a 13-2 run to take control of the game. They led 34-24 at the half before blowing the game wide open in the second half with some suffocating defense on the much smaller High Point squad. Georgia outscored the Panthers 51-14 in the second half with all of the starters heading to the bench by the midway point of the half. Georgia's defense limited High Point to 4-28 shooting in the second half.
Playing with the lead was a priority for Mark Fox's club after they watched a twenty point advantage whittle down to just seven points in the victory over Arkansas State on Saturday. There was no such lapse in this contest as Mark Fox talked about his club's performance post game.
"It was good to win by a large margin," said Fox. "We feel fortunate to get a big win and also get a lot of guys significant playing time. That should help us as we continue to grow as a team throughout the season."
Georgia will play their final contest before Christmas this Thursday when they travel to Mercer to take on the Bears.