Georgia wins in battle of the Bulldogs over Mississippi State - CBS46 News

Georgia wins in battle of the Bulldogs over Mississippi State

Posted: Updated:
ATHENS, GA (AP) -

Kenny Gaines scored 14 points and Georgia moved closer to locking up a spot in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament, routing Mississippi State 66-45 on Wednesday night.

Georgia (17-12, 11-6 SEC) remained third in the league and still hopes to make a run at the NCAAs, though a middling RPI ranking likely means it would have to win the regular-season finale and at least beat either No. 1 Florida or No. 25 Kentucky at the SEC tournament.

Georgia trailed 16-8 in the early going but took control before the first half was done, leading 37-24 at the break.

Last-place Mississippi State (13-17, 3-14) is closing out another dismal year under second-year coach Rick Ray, who went 10-22 in his debut season. His team shot just 34 percent and had no one in double figures.

Georgia swept the season series, winning the two meetings by a combined 41 points.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
CBS Atlanta
Powered by WorldNow
All content © 2000-2014 WorldNow and WGCL-TV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.