Georgia Dominates High Point

ATHENS - Georgia got the commanding win coach Mark Fox has been asking for Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs (8-2) beat High Point 85-38, outscoring the Panthers by 37 points in the second half to complete a dominating victory.

"It's good to win one with a big margin," Fox said.

Coming into the matchup, Georgia had yet to beat an opponent by more than nine points.

Despite the lopsided margin of victory, Fox said he still wasn't pleased with some aspects of Georgia's play.

"I said it was a big win." he said," I didn't say we necessarily played well. I don't think we played very well, to be honest with you, early. We still have some mental errors… We just weren't mentally dialed in early."

Georgia led 34-24 at halftime, and used the first five minutes of the second half to put the game out of reach.

"We played pretty well in the second half," Fox said.

Junior guard Gerald Robinson led Georgia with 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting. Juniors Trey Thompkins (15), Dustin Ware (10) and Connor Notle (11) each scored in double figures.

"It was nice," Robinson said. "We got a good convincing win. It was definitely a confidence booster."

By game's end, High Point had hit only 12 field goals, failing to convert a shot from the field over the final nine minutes of the game.

With the game out of question, Fox was able to empty his bench to give lesser-used players more experience.

"We had a lot of guys that got significant minutes tonight, minutes that they needed" Fox said. "That's hopefully really going to help as we build our team."

Robinson, who sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules, only played 19 minutes as he took to the bench to watch the younger players gain experience. He made light of the situation; saying finally watching the game from the bench wasn't difficult.

"Oh, not at all. I sat the bench all last year watching whole games," he said. "I'm no stranger to that."

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