Georgia Bulldogs defeat Stony Brook for first win


The Georgia Bulldogs took on the Stony Brook Seawolves Tuesday night in search of their first win. The rock solid Stony Brook team, who is thought to be among the favorites in the America East Conference, looked to come into Stegeman and upset the Bulldogs,  and it showed in their start. Stony Brook was up 13-5 in the first 3 minutes, but that would be their biggest lead of the night and would only go downhill from there, as Georgia would grind down the Seawolves and emerge with the victory by a final of 80-70.

Mark Fox’s squad recovered from their slow start and ended up with five players in double figures. The Bulldogs were led by Junior guard Charles Mann, who had 16 points and 9 boards in just 24 minutes. Georgia only shot 44% from the field as a team, but held Stony Brook to 31% in their own right, which allowed the Bulldogs to lead at the half, 48-41.

The Bulldogs came out firing in the second half and were able to extend their lead to 15 midway through the final 20-minute period.  The Seawolves would get no closer then 10 points during the final 10 minutes. The place Georgia absolutely dominated Stony Brook was  at the charity stripe, as UGA made 13 more free throws than Stony Brook even attempted. Stony Brook couldn’t recover from the 2nd half UGA surge and Georgia took the opener of the NIT Season Tip-Off and took home their first win.

The Georgia Bulldogs will next take on Troy on Friday in Athens, before getting ready for their big game against 13th-ranked Gonzaga next week. Stay tuned.