Georgia climbed back into contention with a series of 3-point shots, as well as a trapping defense that forced a number of Gonzaga turnovers. Three straight long shots, two by Sundiata Gaines and a third by Billy Humphrey pulled the Bulldogs back within 10 at 68-68 with 3:59 left. Gaines' steal and layup with 2:02 left got Georgia within seven at 72-65.
Despite multiple opportunities to trim the lead even more but were never able to get closer than the 7-point deficit.
"I was pleased with the way we competed, in this environment and against a quality opponent," said Georgia coach Dennis Felton. "We still must work on giving consistent effort for a 40-minute game. We'll certainly need that next Wednesday and from here on out."
Georgia wraps up its non-conference schedule Wednesday night at home against Georgia Tech. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.