Bulldogs Advance in SEC Tournament with 81-63 Win


The Georgia men’s basketball team defeated Ole Miss 81-63 in the first round of the SEC Tournament Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena.

Rayshaun Hammonds led the team in points with 22, including 11 rebounds to secure his sixth double-double of the season and eighth of his career. Jordan Harris was right behind Hammonds with 21, a season high for the senior.

Freshman Anthony Edwards passed Allan Houston of Tennessee, jumping into the SEC’s top-10 all-time freshman scorers. Edwards now sits at No. 10; six points shy of taking over John Wall’s No. 9 spot that he set in 2010.

“On the offensive side of the ball it’s all about the movement of the ball,” Head Coach Tom Crean said. “It’s everything about that. We settled for jumpers in the LSU game, can’t do that against anyone, let alone LSU. Today, the jumpers came because we were inside-out, five-six passes, we were four passes, and we made the next pass for the most part no matter what it was.”

Georgia will make the quick turnaround to take on Florida on Thursday, March 12 at 3 p.m. ET with television coverage provided by SEC Network. Fans will not be allowed to attend due to the Coronavirus. Only Student-Atheltes, Coaches, staff members, families and members of the media will be allowed to attend the remainder of the SEC Tournament.

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