Georgia Bulldogs defeat Robert Morris, 79-67


The Georgia Bulldogs move to 7-3 on the season by defeating the Robert Morris Colonials, 79-67 in the Dawgs’ final game of 2015 before SEC play.

The Georgia Bulldogs beat the Robert Morris Colonials Tuesday night at Stegeman Coliseum in the final game of the Dawgs’ non-conference part of their schedule, 79-67. This was the Dawgs’ last game of 2015 as their next game will come on Saturday down in Gainesville when they take on the Florida Gators to open SEC play.

Georgia did a great job on defense tonight, holding the Colonials to 37.5% shooting from the field and 13.0% from three-point range. The Dawgs were able to beat the Colonials by double digits due to their strong shooting night. The Georgia Bulldogs shot 54.4% from the field, 40.0% from three, and 84.6% at the line.

Leading the way for the Georgia Bulldogs on offense was sophomore power forward Yante Maten, who had 20 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Georgia did a great job pounding the basketball inside, with 23 assists on their 31 baskets. Maten shot 8-15 from the field and a perfect 4-4 at the line.

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J.J. Frazier helped put the game out of distance for Robert Morris, as he had 17 points on 6-8 shooting from the field and was 4-5 from three. Frazier also had four assists, three rebounds, and two steals. He’s become a great go-to scorer for the Dawgs this season.

Georgia had 11 players score points in Tuesday night’s game, including six guys off the UGA bench. Three players stood out off the Georgia bench against Robert Morris. Kenny Paul Geno had six points, two of which coming on thunderous dunks, to go along with his game-high seven assists. Derek Ogbeide had four points and seven rebounds. William Jackson II had three points, three assists, two blocks, and two steals.

While UGA still has one more non-conference game this season with a date in Waco against Baylor in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, the Georgia Bulldogs close out their non-conference part of their schedule with a 7-3 record despite playing the toughest strength of schedule in the NCAA.

With the way that Georgia holds opponents 11% under their shooting percentage average, their improved low post play thanks to Yante Maten and company, as well as the consistently strong play from their starting backcourt, UGA should stand as a very difficult team to beat once SEC play gets here this weekend.

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At 7-3, Georgia looks poised to get to 20 wins for the third straight season under head coach Mark Fox and has the non-conference resume to get back into the NCAA Tournament should they play well in SEC play. Good team victory. Go Dawgs!