Georgia Basketball: Bulldogs Come Away With Big Win Over Colorado


In a season that started off rather shaky for the Georgia basketball team, things are starting to gel and it showed in a win over Colorado at Stegeman Coliseum today.

Senior forward Marcus Thornton tallied 16 points to lead the Bulldogs (5-3) to a victory over Josh Scott and Colorado the Colorado Buffaloes (5-2) 64-57 on Sunday.

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Thornton scored the basket that started Georgia’s 16-0 run late in the first half, as the Bulldogs took a commanding 34-22 lead into the locker room at the half.

Colorado pulled to with six points to bring the score to 57-51 on a 3-pointer by Xavier Johnson with 1:07 remaining, but the Bulldogs were true from the charity stripe as Juwan Parker and J.J. Frazier combined for five free throws bring the Dawgs lead back to 11 points.

However, the win did come with a price for the Bulldogs, who lost starting guard Kenny Gaines to a shoulder injury in the second half. No word on the severity of Gaines’ injury yet, but according to’s Seth Emerson, he did have to be transported to the hospital for x-rays and tests.

This gives the Bulldogs their first big non-conference win of the year, and the much-improving Dawgs even drew the attention of ESPN hoops analyst, Jay Bilas.

This was a big win for Georgia, who had struggled against better non-conference teams this season, but the loss of Gaines — who sits second on the squad in ppg at 12.3 — if long-term, could be a huge blow to the team. Mark Fox will have to really shuffle things around to make up for his production.

Mark Fox’s Bulldogs will welcome the Seton Hall Pirates to Stegemen Coliseum on Dec. 21, in another game that could help boost the image of Georgia’s hoops squad.