Not happy with his team's performance during its loss to California on Monday, Georgia coach Mark Fox shook up his starting lineup before Tuesday's third place game against Notre Dame. The Bulldogs responded with a 61-57 victory over Notre Dame.
Fox inserted guard Vincent Williams and center John Florveus into the starting lineup in place of Gerald Robinson and Marcus Thornton. Georgia responded with their best three-point shooting performance this season and one of their best efforts on the glass.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the way for the Bulldogs scoring 16 points and grabbing four rebounds. Nemanja Djurisic continued his strong play finishing with 10 points off the bench on 4-4 shooting. Donte Williams added nine points and six rebounds while Vincent Williams scored eight points and hit two three-point baskets in his first start of the season.
Defensively, Georgia did a good job holding the Irish to just 35 percent shooting including 4-21 from three-point range. Jerian Grant scored a game-high 20 points and Eric Atkins chipped in 12. Pat Connaughton came off the bench to score 11 points. Tim Abromaitis struggled scoring just six points on 1-12 shooting including 0-8 from three point range.
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