Georgia Basketball Gets a Big Road Win Against Kansas State


The Bulldog Cagers survived a rugged second half to defeat Kansas State 50 – 46 in Manhattan, Kansas.

Charles Mann closed out his best game of the season with two free throws to give Georgia a four point lead with seconds to play and the Dawgs beat Kansas State in Manhattan Kansas 50 – 46.

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It took everything this Georgia basketball team had to overcome a furious Kansas State second half drive led by senior center

Thomas Gipson


Despite getting pounded on the glass, a nifty pick and roll by Charles Mann for an assist to Marcus Thornton gave Georgia a 20 to 12 lead at the half before both teams retired to find a better place kicker.

Georgia’s first half defense was stellar, leaving the Wildcats with both more turnovers and rebounds than points.

After grinding the lead out to 15 with 11:58 to play in the game, the Dawgs faced a Wildcat squad committed to pounding the ball inside. Georgia fouled on six straight KSU possessions and the Cats were within four with 7 to play. From there the game became a battle of wills, with K-State eventually taking a four point advantage.

A 3-pointer by Nemi Djurisic completed Georgia’s comeback, giving the Dawgs a 47-46 point lead. Georgia shut out the Cats and Djurisic made one free throw and Mann the final two free tries to seal the victory.

For Kansas State, the senior Gipson finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds. For Georgia, Charles Mann was the hero, scoring 17 on 5 of 7 shooting, including 6 of 10 free throws. Thornton scored 11 points, Gaines scored 9 while holding Kansas State’s talented guard Tre Harris to 2 points, Djurisic scored 8, J. J. Frazier and Juwan Parker 2 each and Yante Maten scored 1.

The plan was clear from the opening tip as Georgia over and over doubled the talented KSU big men. With the KSU guards no threat to score, the Dawg guards ran under every high pick set for the Wildcat back court.

The plan for the season is now clear also. Georgia played the last half with Thornton, Djurisic, Parker, Mann, Gaines, Maten and Frazier getting all the minutes. The same septet closed out three overtimes against Mercer. Only Kenny Paul Geno in the first half drew any other minutes against KSU.

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