Georgia Bulldogs blast past Troy, 82-60


For the first time this season, the Georgia Bulldogs had a breezy evening on the basketball court. The Troy Trojans fought valiantly at times, but Mark Fox’s club was never really challenged on the way to an 82-60 win to improve to 2-1 on the season.

The night began in very positive fashion for the Dawgs on both ends. Georgia zoomed to a 19-11 lead on the strength of 9 of 12 shooting in the early going, and that advantage would continue to grow. The Bulldogs led by as many as 16 points in the first 20-minute period, and when the dust settled, they held a 15-point halftime advantage.

Nemanja Djurisic led Georgia in scoring with 10 points in the first half, and he was flanked by Charles Mann, who added 6 points and 6 rebounds. As a team, Georgia shot 50% from the field, but equally as important was their defensive effort, holding the visiting Trojans to just 27% shooting.

After the break, it was more of the same, in a positive way, for the home team. Marcus Thornton was explosive throughout, finishing with a career-high 17 points, and the Dawgs never led by less than double-digits on the way to the final margin. The aforementioned Djurisic also finished with 17 points, with Kenny Gaines (12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks) and Charles Mann (14 points, 8 rebounds) joining the party with double-digits.

The Georgia Bulldogs will once again take the court on Sunday afternoon, as they host the Florida Atlantic Owls in a special 5:00 pm ET tip-off at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens. Stay tuned for the latest.