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February 21, 2009

Rebels top the Dawgs

Terrico White scored 19 points and David Huertas added 17 to help Ole Miss run away from Georgia in the second half and post a 69-47 victory over the Bulldogs in an SEC basketball game at Oxford, Miss., on Saturday.

The Rebels (15-11, 6-6) led by six at halftime and broke the game open by scoring the first 11 points of the final period. White started the run with a 3-point play on his team's first possession. David Huertas followed with a pair of foul shots and a 3-pointer from the left wing to put the Rebels ahead 35-21.

Huertas then answered a Dustin Ware bucket with another trey, and White ended the run with a jumper at the 16:49 mark, putting the game out of reach at 40-21.

"White and Huertas are very good players and they showed their ability in that second half," Georgia interim coach Pete Herrmann said. "They really put us in a hole with those early baskets. After that point, our guys became very fragile. We just have to go back to working hard and improving on a daily basis."

After spotting Georgia (10-17, 1-11) an early lead, the Rebels took command with a 7-0 run that gave them an 11-4 lead with 12:21 left in the first half. Huertas capped the run with a jumper from just inside the 3-point stripe.

Ole Miss held Georgia at arm's length for the remainder of the half, despite the hot shooting of reserve guard Troy Brewer. His back-to-back 3-point shots brought the Bulldogs back from a 9-point deficit to a 27-21 margin at intermission.

The lone bright spot for Georgia was a team-high 19 points by Terrance Woodbury. His fifth field goal of the game, a follow shot of his own miss, made his the 39th player in UGA history to score 1,000 points for his career.

The Bulldogs return to action Wednesday in a home contest against Vanderbilt at 7:30 p.m.

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