Missouri 56

(19-9, 7-8 SEC)

Georgia 71

(16-11, 10-5 SEC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, February 25, 2014

    Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia

    1 2 T
    MIZZ 22 3456
    UGA 31 4071

    Top Performers

    Missouri: J. Clarkson 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

    Georgia: C. Mann 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mann, Thornton lead Georgia past Missouri

    Associated Press

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Charles Mann scored 19 points, Marcus Thornton added 15 and Georgia won its second straight game with a 71-56 victory over Missouri on Tuesday night.

    The Bulldogs (16-11, 10-5 Southeastern Conference) have won six of seven.

    Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson each finished with 17 points for Missouri (19-9, 7-8 SEC).

    The Tigers, coming off Saturday's dispirited loss at Alabama, might have hurt their chance of making a sixth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament.

    Georgia, which went just 6-6 in nonconference play, began the SEC schedule by snapping Missouri's 26-game home winning streak on Jan. 8, is alone in third place in the SEC behind No. 1 Florida and No. 17 Kentucky.

    Missouri dropped into a two-way tie for 10th place with Vanderbilt.

    The Tigers' last lead came on Brown's layup midway through the first half. Missouri was outscored 16-6 over the final 9:12 before intermission.

    Mann opened up the second half with a straightaway 3, and Juwan Parker's three-point play a couple of minutes later gave Georgia its first double-digit lead at 37-26.

    Despite outrebounding the Bulldogs, Missouri struggled in nearly every other facet of the game, missing 15 of its first 16 attempts beyond the arc, getting outscored 38-18 in the paint and 11-2 on fast breaks.

    Georgia's Kenny Gaines, coming off career-high 27 points at South Carolina, finished with 10 points.

    The Tigers dropped to 2-6 in SEC road games. They finished 2-7 on the road in their first SEC season last year.

    Missouri's defense has really struggled in the last two games. Georgia, which began the night with the SEC's worst field-goal shooting percentage in league games, shot 52.1 percent from the field.

    The Tigers let Alabama shoot 54.7 percent last weekend -- the Crimson Tide's highest percentage against a Division I team in five years.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 56 71
    FG Made-Attempted 17-53 (.321) 25-48 (.521)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-18 (.167) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-24 (.792) 16-26 (.615)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

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