December 30, 2007

Dogs defeat Presbyterian

The Georgia men's basketball team built a big first-half lead en route to a 68-58 victory over Presbyterian in front of 7,268 on Sunday at Stegeman Coliseum.

The Bulldogs improved to 8-3 on the season, while the Blue Hose fell to 1-16.

Georgia was up 45-22 at the break and led by as much as 25 in the first half and by 27 five minutes into the second half. But the upstart Blue Hose got hot from 3-point range and got as close as 66-58 with 1:23 remaining. Two free throws by Billy Humphreyin the final 1:06 helped keep Presbyterian at bay.

"I didn't expect it to be easy," Georgia coach Dennis Felton said. "I watched them play some teams the same caliber as us and they were tough. We started stringing together some baskets at the beginning and then they started their run."

Humphrey paced the Bulldogs with 12 points Terrance Woodbury, Dave Bliss and Jeremy Price added 10 points apiece. Sundiata Gaines led Georgia with 11 rebounds to go along with seven points and eight assists.

Presbyterian got 21 points from Bryan Bostic and 13 points from Pat Kiscaden. They combined to go 8-of-18 from 3-point range.

Georgia will return to action Saturday,Jan. 5, at Gonzaga. The next home game will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, against Georgia Tech.

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