Georgia drops to 0-3 in SEC play

Georgia had its shot to beat Ole Miss in the final minutes of the game, but fell to the Rebels 59-54 in Oxford.

The Bulldogs got within two points of the Rebels at with 3:06 to play in the game after Channing Toney scored one of his 18 points on a lay-up. Toney's effort against Ole Miss was in contrast with his struggles in the first two games of the SEC slate where he combined to score only ten total points.

After the Toney lay up, Mississippi fought the Dawgs off to claim their first conference win of the season by outscoring them 6-3 in the final minutes of the game.

Steve Newman led the Bulldogs in scoring with 19 points – a career high. Newman took advantage of Mississippi's small front court players and was only one rebound shy of tying his career high in rebounds.

Besides Toney and Newman, the Bulldogs struggled to score. Those two were the only Bulldog players in double figures on the night – the rest of the Bulldogs combined to score only 17 points.

Levi Stukes and Sundiata Gaines struggled offensively. Stukes converted no field goals against the Rebels; his only points came on four free throws. It was his lowest point production of the season. Going into the game he was fourth in the SEC in scoring averaging 17.2 points a game. Gaines scored only three points – his lowest total of the season - and turned the ball over six times – matching his high for the year.

Dave Bliss also struggled in Oxford by scoring only two points as he continued to struggle in SEC play.

Georgia drops to 6-7. The Bulldogs having a losing record for the first time since before their overtime win over Oregon State. The likelihood that Georgia will get back to .500 is low – next up for them in a date with Kentucky in Athens on Saturday.


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