GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Georgia 80, Missouri 70


By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATHENS, Ga. - Toumani Camara scored 15 points, including a big three-point play, and Georgia rallied to beat No. 20 Missouri 80-70.

Missouri (13-6, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) lost its third straight game. It blew a 48-35 lead following a dominant start to the second half.

Justin Kier led Georgia (13-8, 6-8) with 16 points. The Bulldogs had dropped two in a row, each to ranked teams.

Camara's three-point play with 4:55 left broke a 62-all tie, launching an 18-8 run to end the game.

Kobe Brown led the Tigers with a career-high 21 points. Mark Smith and Xavier Pinson had 11 apiece.

Tigers center Jeremiah Tilmon missed his second consecutive game while away from the team following a death in his family. Tilmon averages 12.8 points and ranks fourth in the SEC with 7.8 rebounds per game.

Missouri led 37-33 at halftime despite making only 3 of 15 3-pointers. The Tigers made 6 of 26 for the game. The modest total of first-half 3s included a long jumper by Dru Smith with 31 seconds remaining in the half.

Georgia opened the second half with turnovers on its first three possessions, paving Missouri's path to nine unanswered points. A 3-pointer by Mark Smith capped the run.

The Bulldogs were held without a field goal for almost six minutes after the break before Andrew Garcia's tip-in ended the drought.

Jaxon Etter helped Georgia narrow the deficit. Etter scored on a layup, sank two free throws following his steal and had a defensive rebound to set up a basket by Garcia, trimming the Tigers' lead to 50-45. Etter added a 3-pointer from the corner, leaving Missouri's lead at two points.

Georgia finally pulled even at 53-all on K.D. Johnson's steal and layup for his first points of the game. P.J. Horne's 3-pointer gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the half at 57-55. Kier added another long 3 to extend the lead to five points.

February 16, 2021



Missouri
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Brown F 31 8-15 5-6 0-4 1-5 1 2 1 1 2 21
M. Smith F 20 2-5 2-2 1-2 3-5 2 1 0 0 3 7
D. Smith G 37 4-10 0-0 1-5 0-4 2 0 2 4 4 9
M. Smith G 26 4-8 1-1 2-4 3-7 0 0 3 2 4 11
X. Pinson G 23 4-13 2-2 1-7 1-1 4 0 0 4 1 11
P. Braun   21 2-3 2-2 1-1 0-2 3 3 1 0 1 7
J. Pickett   21 2-5 0-0 0-1 1-4 0 0 0 1 3 4
D. Buggs   16 0-1 0-2 0-1 0-2 2 1 0 1 2 0
T. Watson   5 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals   200 26-61
(.426)
12-15
(.800)
6-26
(.231)
9-31 14 7 7 13 22 70


Georgia
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Camara F 29 4-12 5-5 2-3 2-8 2 2 0 3 2 15
P. Horne F 25 2-5 0-0 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 5
S. Wheeler G 38 4-9 3-5 1-3 0-7 6 0 1 5 4 12
J. Kier G 35 6-7 2-2 2-2 0-5 1 0 0 1 2 16
T. Fagan G 16 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-2 1 2 0 1 1 0
K. Johnson   21 2-7 6-8 0-2 2-5 3 0 4 1 2 10
J. Etter   18 2-2 4-4 1-1 0-2 0 0 2 0 3 9
A. Garcia   16 6-10 1-2 0-0 2-3 1 1 0 0 2 13
T. McMillan   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals   200 26-53
(.491)
21-26
(.808)
7-15
(.467)
8-34 14 5 7 15 17 80

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