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Georgia Basketball Score: Dawgs Hold On for 64-57 Victory Over Eastern Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky made it tough, but a late three point drought from the Colonels and excellent play from Trey Thompkins down the stretch was enough to propel Georgia to its eighth straight win 64-57. Thompkins scored 14 of his 26 in the second half. Travis Leslie chipped in 14 points, and Gerald Robinson 9 points for the Dawgs.

The Colonels were led by freshman forward Jeff Johnson's 18 points however only three of which came in the second half of the game. Spencer Perrin added 12 points and 9 rebounds including three huge offensive boards that enabled Eastern Kentucky to take a second half lead.

A second half lull rebounding the basketball by Georgia enabled Eastern Kentucky to take the lead in the second half. Bulldogs coach Mark Fox switched from a zone back to his normal man to man out of a time out and really cranked up the on the ball pressure. More importantly they didn't have as many breakdowns in blocking out their man as the Dawgs were able to finally take control of the rebounding battle. Offensively Georgia kept feeding the ball to Thompkins for which the Colonels had no answer for. 

With the win Georgia completes their early season non conference schedule. The Dawgs will kick off the SEC portion of their schedule when the Kentucky Wildcats visit Stegeman Coliseum on January 8th. 

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