Georgia Basketball Wins Fourth Straight Ahead of SEC Play
The Georgia basketball team served up another double-digit victory to close out the 2015 year, providing momentum heading into SEC play.
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Is Georgia turning into a basketball school? The Georgia men’s basketball team is continuing to play like they are the talk of the town. But, before these courtyard Dawgs are deemed the powerhouse of UGA athletics, they will need to have a strong finish to the 2015-2016 season.
Georgia won their fourth straight game Tuesday night beating Robert Morris 79-67 at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens. They moved their record to 7-3, and this victory gives them a spark as they head into their January 2nd matchup in Gainesville against Florida.
Yante Maten led all Georgia players with 20 points and seven rebounds on 8-of-15 shooting from the field. His five offensive rebounds helped the Bulldogs capitalize on second-chance points.
Junior point guard J.J. Frazier had another outstanding game finishing with 17 points, four assists and two steals. His outside shooting has continued to cause fits for opposing defenses. He knocked down 4-of-5 shots from beyond the arc and was 6-of-8 shooting overall.
Leading 38-27 at the half, Georgia maintained a single-digit lead throughout most of the second half. With 7:01 left in regulation and leading 57-49, they began to open up their lead. Maten’s made jumper with 1:02 left propelled their lead to 17 points, the team’s biggest lead of the night. In that six-minute span they outscored Robert Morris 20-11.
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Georgia did an excellent job controlling the tempo of the game with 23 assists, 15 more than their opponent. They also outrebounded Robert Morris 34-33.
The key for the Bulldogs was their consistency shooting the basketball. They shot 54.4 percent from the field and 11-of-13 from the free throw line (84.6 percent).
Rodney Pryor led the charge for Robert Morris with a game-high 22 points and eight rebounds.