J.J. Frazier leads Georgia Bulldogs to big hoops road win vs. Mississippi State


The Georgia Bulldogs pulled out a big road victory against Mississippi State as J.J. Frazier led the way from beyond the arc.

In a game that was hard-fought to the very end, J.J. Frazier drained all seven of his 3-point attempts and finished with a game high and career high 37 points to lead Georgia (13-5, 4-2 SEC) to a 72-66 win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-10, 2-4 SEC) in Starkville, Ms.

The win was the fourth consecutive SEC victory for Georgia after starting the season 0-2 in conference play.

Frazier had his best day as a Bulldog, shooting 12-for-14 from the field including that spectacular 7-for-7 from three point range. Until today, he had been averaging just nine points per game and only 41 percent from beyond the arc.

The win moves Georgia into a 4-way tie for second in the SEC, with Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas A&M all also carrying 4-2 conference records.

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Georgia was out-rebounded by Miss State, and had 18 less scoring opportunities than the home team, who shot an abysmal 33.8 percent from the floor.  The Dawgs defense added six blocked shots, four of them coming from forward Marcus Thornton.

“The good thing about Marcus (Thornton) playing so well is eventually it’s going to open up shots for other people,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said via ESPN. “We just kind of do things in the framework of what we do.”

Next up, Georgia returns home to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday Jan. 27, scheduled for a 7 p.m. ET tip-off on the SEC Network.

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