Gaines, Thornton pace Georgia to easy win over Seton Hall
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kenny Gaines scored 15 points, Marcus Thornton added 13 and Georgia easily beat Seton Hall 65-47 on Sunday night.
Playing their best game of the season, the Bulldogs (6-3) had been off since beating Colorado at home Dec. 7.
Fresh legs helped Georgia outrebound the Pirates by 19 and outscore them 16-0 on fast break points.
Brandon Mobley, Khadeen Carrington and Desi Rodriguez each scored eight points to lead Seton Hall (9-2). The Pirates were coming off a 20-point victory at South Florida Thursday, but looked sluggish from the start.
Seton Hall never led, missing nine of its first 12 field-goal attempts and trailing 22-7 when coach Kevin Willard called timeout at the 12:09 mark of first half.
Gaines made his seventh start despite being a game-time decision with a shoulder injury sustained against Colorado. He had two fastbreak dunks that brought big cheers from the crowd in the second half.