Djurisic had scored just 11 total points in the Georgia’s
last three games, but finished 6-for-6 from the field, made
three 3-pointers and also grabbed five rebounds for the Bulldogs
(10-7, 4-1). Georgia shot 50 free throws in the contest, making
33 of them and scoring a season-high 97 points.
Sindarius Thornwell scored a career-high 26 points for South
Carolina (7-11, 0-5). The Gamecocks put four players in double
figures, with Brenton Williams chipping in 18.
Georgia used a 9-2 run in the opening minutes to establish an
early lead, and the Bulldogs kept their foot on the gas to take
a 45-34 lead to the break. Djurisic broke out of his funk from
the outset, making 3-of 3 from the field and 6-of-6 from the
line in the opening frame for 13 points.
The Bulldogs ripped off a 13-2 spurt capped by consecutive
Djurisic 3-pointers that extended the lead to 64-42 early in the
second half. The lead ballooned as high as 21 on multiple
occasions, but the Gamecocks cut the deficit to 14 points on
Williams' 3-pointer with about three minutes left before Georgia
scored 10 of the game's final 13 points.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Georgia G Charles Mann was whistled for a
flagrant foul after elbowing a Gamecocks player early in the
second half. … Georgia improved to 10-0 when outrebounding
opponents, winning the battle on the glass 39-27. … Georgia has
won eight straight at home.
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