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Georgia vs. South Florida final score: Bulls take control in closing minutes of 64-53 win

Georgia stated with South Florida through 36 of 40 minutes, but the Bulls made the final four minutes painful for the Bulldogs.

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The South Florida Bulls picked up a win for the Big East in the Big East-SEC challenge, pulling away from the Georgia Bulldogs late in a 64-53 win. Georgia had it tied with 4:04 left to play, but USF went on a 7-0 run, and with just over a minute left Georgia began fouling. The Bulls made seven of their eight free throw attempts as the strategy failed to pay off.

Anthony Collins led the Bulls, shooting 5-of-12 from the floor and 6-of-7 from the line. USF was effective both drawing fouls and making them count, going 16-for-23 at the line, compared to just 7-of-9 for UGA.

As usual, it was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leading the Bulldog scoring. He had 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting. Nemanja Djurisic and Marcus Thornton added seven points each while combining for 10 rebounds. As a team, Georgia shot 40.8 percent, going 6-for-19 on three-pointers.

Georgia's next game is their in-state rivals the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who host the Bulldogs on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

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