Bulldogs even Conference mark with 71-60 win
Georgia used a balanced effort offensively to capture their first conference win defeating Ole Miss 71-60 Wednesday night at Stegeman Coliseum.
This wasn’t the prettiest performance we have seen from the Bulldogs this season but they will surely take it as they even their conference record at 1-1. Georgia got off to a cold start offensively and trialed 8-4 five minutes into the game. The Bulldogs finally found a bit of a rhythm offensively and used a 13-3 spurt to go up 17-11.
Turnovers and defensive lapses would keep the Rebels close however. Ole Miss tied the game at 26-26 with 3:44 remaining in the first half. Georgia closed out the quarter with a 13-5 run to take a 39-31 advantage into the break.
The Bulldogs tightened up their defense enough in the second half and while they were never quite able to put the Rebels away, they never lost control of the game. Georgia pushed the lead to 64-48 with 4:39 remaining. Ole Miss scored the next six points to cut the lead to eight but a bucket by Derek Ogbeide and a breakaway dunk by Jordan Harris put the Bulldogs back up 12 and allowed them to coast home with the victory.
Juwan Parker led the Bulldogs with his first career double-double finishing with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Parker was 4-for-4 from three-point range and 6-of-7 from the free throw line.
Yante Maten finished with 15 points and seven rebounds while Ogbeide added 14 points and eight boards. Harris scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half and gave the Bulldogs a lift offensively with a pair of made three-pointers. Breein Tyree led the Rebels with 17.
Next up for the Bulldogs is a matchup against Alabama at Stegeman on Saturday.