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ATHENS — Georgia came roaring back from a 13-point second-half deficit and defeated Alabama 76-70 at Stegeman Coliseum this afternoon.
The Bulldogs trailed 52-39 with 11 ½ minutes to play but went on a 22-8 run to take a 61-60 lead with four minutes to go.
A key 3-pointer by Dustin Ware put Georgia up 68-63 with just over a minute to play, and Ware’s two free throws with 40 seconds to go gave Georgia a 72-65 cushion.
Trey Thompkins put up big numbers for Georgia: 21 points and 17 rebounds. Travis Leslie scored 16.
The win was Georgia’s first since 2008 against an SEC Western Division team. The Bulldogs had lost 11 in a row to West teams, going 0-4 previously this season and 0-7 last season.
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