Dawgs Fight Off Eastern Kentucky

ATHENS - Trey Thompkins scored 26 points as Georgia fought off Eastern Kentucky 64-57 on Friday in front of 5,645 fans at Stegeman Coliseum.

With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 11-2 and won their eighth straight game. The Bulldogs also finished the month of December with a 7-0 mark - only the third Georgia team in the past 30 years to accomplish that feat.

Thompkins went 11-of-16 from the field and he paced the Bulldogs with seven rebounds. Travis Leslie added 14 points, seven in each half, for Georgia.

Eastern Kentucky, which fell to 5-8, got 15 points from Jeff Johnson off the bench and 12 points and nine rebounds from Spencer Perrin.

Saturday's contest was close throughout, including a 47-47 tie with 7:17 remaining. Thompkins scored the next six points to push the Bulldogs to a 53-47 lead with 5:03 to go. Georgia outscored the Colonels 11-10 to close the game.

The Bulldogs will open Southeastern Conference play as they entertain Kentucky on Jan. 8 at 4 p.m.

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