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Georgia Vs. Georgia Tech Basketball Dawgs Escape Atlanta with 73-72 Win

Dustin Ware's three pointer with fifteen seconds remaining proved to be the difference in a 73-72 victory for Georgia over Georgia Tech. The victory broke a nine game winning streak for the home team in the series. Trailing by six points at the half, Georgia emerged from the locker room having made needed adjustments to their game plan. First and foremost the Dawgs came out with the intent to move the ball better against a Tech zone defense that stymied Georgia in the first half. 

The added ball movement got more looks for Trey Thompkins who scored fifteen of his twenty-one points in the second half. Perhaps the biggest thorn in the side of the Yellow Jackets on this night was Dustin Ware. Ware finished with twenty-one points going seven of nine from three point range none bigger than the last one that put Georgia ahead for good. Mark Fox's team finished the game having assisted on twenty-one of twenty-seven made baskets on the night. They only turned the ball over seven times in the game. Conversely the Yellow Jackets turned the ball over fifteen times and only had thirteen assists in the game. By winning the turnover battle Georgia was able to off set a surprising Tech rebounding advantage (37-28). 

In addition to Thompkins and Ware's twenty one points, Gerald Robinson scored eleven points and Sherrard Brantley chipped in nine. Tech was led by Iman Shumpert's eighteen points. Brian Oliver and Glen Rice Jr also scored in double figures with fourteen and ten points respectively.  

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