Georgia Men Cruise to a 98-76 Win Over Ole Miss

Jan. 15, 2011

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Gerald Robinson (22 pts) posts seond straight 20+ point scoring effort in the rout of Ole Miss.

 

Team Stat Comparison
GEORGIA OLE MISS
Points 98 76
FG Made-Attempted 33-52 (.635) 26-54 (.481)
3P Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 5-17 (.294)
FT Made-Attempted 26-27 (.963) 19-28 (.679)
Rebounds 32 (7/25) 21 (8/13)
Steals 5 3
Blocks 7 4
Assists 26 9
Turnovers 7 8
Fouls 19 22
Game Leaders
GEORGIA OLE MISS
Points G. Robinson 22 Z. Graham 21
Rebounds J. Price 6 R. Buckner 5
Assists D. Ware 9 C. Warren 5
Steals 4 Players w/ 1 3 Players w/ 1
Blocks T. Thompkins 3 R. Buckner 3
     

 

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OXFORD, Miss. ----- Five Georgia starters hit for double figures, led by 22 points from Gerald Robinson, as the 24th-ranked Bulldogs picked up a convincing 98-76 win over Ole Miss here Saturday afternoon.

The Bulldogs staged an offensive clinic in dominating this contest.  Their 98 points marked the highest offensive output in an SEC game since 1995, and their 22-point victory margin was the program's largest since 2007.  It was also the first time in eight seasons that Georgia had its entire starting unit reach double digits in scoring.

"We're a balanced offensive club when we are moving the ball well and sharing the ball," Georgia coach Mark Fox said. "I thought Trey Thompkins got everybody involved early with some key assists. Once we started hitting shots, it was contagious."

Georgia (13-3, 2-1) arrived at this game at the end of a tumultuous week.  The Bulldogs traveled to their mid-week game at Vanderbilt by bus because of treacherous flying conditions.  The same wintry weather stranded them in Nashville for two days after dropping a 7-point decision at Vandy.  Then, after another bus trip to Oxford, they learned they would play Saturday without reserve forward Chris Barnes, who left the team to attend his grandmother’s funeral in Miami.

Nothing else appeared to matter when Georgia sprinted to a 7-0 lead against the Rebels.  It took just less than six minutes for the margin to reach double figures at 18-8 on a Thompkins jumper with 14:18 left in the half.

Ole Miss (12-6, 0-3) gained its footing and matched Georgia’s scoring output until the final stages of the half.  Dustin Ware converted three foul shots with 2:35 left to get the Bulldogs a 48-33 lead.  Robinson followed an empty trip by Ole Miss with a 3-point play at the 1:47 mark.  The lead reached its largest of the half at 53-33 on a putback by freshman Marcus Thornton.

The Bulldogs hardly abated their onslaught in the second period.  Ole Miss opened the scoring with a 3-points from Terrance Henry, pulling the Rebels within 53-40.  Georgia answered with a Robinson layup and the margin never got below 15 thereafter.

Scoring by reserve guard Sherrard Brantley – first a 3-pointer with 2:15 left and then two foul shots 30 seconds later – got Georgia its largest lead of the game at 27 points.

"We caught Ole Miss at a good time, but they're a solid team," Fox said. "I'm pleased with how we've dealt with adversity this week. We've had bad weather here and spent a lot of time on buses between Nashville and Oxford. I'm proud of what these players got done today."

Georgia resumes its schedule Tuesday night against Tennessee in Athens.  Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m.

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