John Kelley

UGA Survives High Point: News & Notes

ATHENS - News and notes from Georgia's 49-46 win over High Point.

• After falling behind 4-0, the Dawgs responded with an 8-0 run. Their first two scores came from 3-pointers from Kenny Paul Geno and Kenny Gaines. It was the first time Georgia started the game with back-to-back 3s since Feb. 15, 2015 against Ole Miss, a 76-72 win.

• Despite turning the ball over five more times than their opponents in the first half, Georgia was able to go into the locker room up 33-22. The lead came from a 6-1 advantage in 3-pointers and going 7-of-8 from the charity stripe (High Point finished the half 1-for-7).

• The 22-point first half by High Point was the lowest total allowed by Georgia this season. The last time Georgia surrendered only 22 points or less in a half was on Feb. 28, 2015, when the Bulldogs allowed 21 second-half points against Missouri in a 68-44 win.

• Highlighted by a Kenny Gaines block from behind on an apparent breakaway, the Dawgs held High Point to only 2 fast break points. Georgia held South Carolina scoreless on the fast break on March 13, 2015 and took a 74-62 win.

• Georgia held the Panthers to only six bench points, the lowest total since limiting Auburn’s bench to only three points on March 7, 2015.

• Thanks to a strong defensive effort in the second half, the Bulldogs were able to hold on despite being held without a field goal for 14 minutes and 27 seconds. Kenny Gaines broke the cold streak at the 2:35 mark of the second half.

• The 49-46 final score was the lowest-scoring Georgia game since defeating George Washington 52-41 on Jan. 4, 2013.

• Behind a stellar defensive effort, the 49 points was the least needed in a Georgia victory under Mark Fox. The previous low was 50, set against Kansas State on Dec. 31, 2014.

• Georgia limited High Point to just one 3-pointer (1-for-15) for the game; the last time a Georgia opponent was limited to just one trey was the Bulldog victory over Kansas State (1-for-14) last season.


• Charles Mann had 13 points in the contest, good for his second double-digit scoring night of the season and 54th of his career.

• Kenny Gaines finished with 12 points, good for his third such performance of the season and 48th of his career.

• J.J. Frazier finished with 10 points, good for his second double-digit point performance of the season and 20th of his career.

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