Georgia defense shuts down Furman, 64-50
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 17 points to lead Georgia over Furman 64-50 Friday night.
Caldwell-Pope scored 11 straight points for Georgia (7-5) over an 8-minute stretch in the second half.
Gerald Robinson scored 13 for the Bulldogs. Dustin Ware came off the bench to score all 11 of his points in the first half, and Donte Williams added 10 for Georgia.
Brandon Sebirumbi led the Paladins (6-6) with 10 points.
After Robinson made Georgia's first basket of the second half, Caldwell-Pope took over the Bulldogs' scoring. A breakaway layup, a 3-pointer from the corner and a back-door layup put Georgia ahead 43-27 with 14:35 to play.
Three straight 3-pointers by Furman cut the margin to 43-36 with 12:18 remaining. But Caldwell-Pope answered with two straight breakaways. On the first, the 6-foot-5 guard blocked a shot and took it coast to coast. On the second, he took a lead pass and dunked.