Georgia Ends Four-Game Skid, Tops Appalachian State, 71-53


Nov 29, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs guard Charles Mann (4) dribbles between Appalachian State Mountaineers guard Chris Burgess (10) and forward Tommy Spagnolo (15) during the second half at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia defeated Appalachian State Mandatory 71-53. Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Sorry, guys. This is a late recap and it’s also going to be pretty brief. You all know about family and Thanksgiving and what not. You’ll just have to give me a pass this time.

Let’s get to the basketball.

Charles Mann and Kenny Gaines both scored a team-high 14 points to lead the Bulldogs to a pretty easy 71-53 victory over the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

Mann took an interesting route to his 14 points by sinking just three shots from the floor. He was just 3-6 on the night, but picked up eight extra points on 10 trips to the free throw line. That kind of work in the paint will do wonders for a team, and that’s what happened for Mann tonight. His shooting from the charity stripe was especially helpful for a Georgia squad that only managed to shoot 61% of their free throws as a team.

Gaines was 5-7 from the floor and dropped one of his three, three-point attempts.

As an added bonus, the Bulldogs got 10 points out of Nemanja Djurisic off the bench.

The team finished the game shooting 55% from the field and held the Mountaineers to 33%.

Despite the free throw shooting, it was a solid night for a Georgia team that is coming off of four straight losses. Maybe this win can get the Dogs back on track, and they’ll test that theory when they square off with the Chattanooga Mocs on Monday night.