Georgia Basketball: Bulldogs sink the Vanderbilt ship at Stegeman


The Georgia Basketball team exacted a little revenge on the Vanderbilt Commodores at Stegeman Coliseum, and continued their stretch of SEC wins.

Georgia (14-5, 5-2 SEC) wasn’t going to let Vanderbilt�(11-9, 1-6 SEC) anchor down at Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday night, as the Dawgs came way with their fifth straight conference win, pulling out a 70-62 win over the Dores.

There would be no charity for the SEC bottom-dwelling Commodores, and a bit of payback for last year’s bitter defeat that knocked Georgia out of SEC tourney contention.

Senior Nemanja Djurisic led Georgia with 15 points and Marcus Thornton added another 14, as the Bulldogs once again were prolific from beyond the arc, going 9-for-17 on 3-pointers.

The first half was tight, and back and forth during the early going, as Georgia took a 31-27 lead into the break. But the second half started off all Bulldogs, who went on a 9-0 run early in the period, and never looked back. Vanderbilt was able to cut the lead to four at one point, but couldn’t keep Georgia out of their rhythm.

The Bulldogs had four starters in double-figures, but still didn’t get much production from the bench, only finding 10 points and six boards from non-starters on the night.

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Once again Georgia was strong in the paint, outrebounding the Commodores 37-27 and tallying seven blocks in the game.

The win not only gave the Dawgs their fifth consecutive SEC win, but for the time being it puts them in sole possession of second in the conference behind undefeated Kentucky.

Next up for the red hot Bulldogs is a trip to Columbia, S.C. to face the 10-8 Gamecocks on Saturday, Jan. 31, scheduled for a 4:00 pm ET tip-off.