Georgia basketball freshman Anthony Edwards hit a 3-pointer in the final second to lift the Bulldogs to an 80-77 win over Chaminade.
Edwards scored a team-high 24 points to go with his 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational consolation bracket game on Wednesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center.
Rayshaun Hammonds posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (5-2) against the Division ll Silverswords (2-3).
“When you’re building a team, you have to find a way to win,” Georgia coach Tom Crean said. “We were running on fumes at times.”
Chaminade appeared to be on the verge of forcing overtime when senior Andre Arissol (24 points) drained a 3-pointer from the corner with 9 seconds left to tie the game.
Georgia inbounded to the 6-foot-5 Edwards, who brought the ball up court and dribbled down the clock, pulling the trigger on the game-winning shot from the wing.
The Bulldogs had missed their previous seven shots from the floor.
Georgia held a slim 38-37 lead at the half despite outrebounding Chaminade 27-10 through the first 20 minutes en route to a 45-26 final edge on the glass.
The Silverswords were able to keep it close with hot shooing, making 7 of 11 shots beyond the 3-point arc.
Arissol scored 14 points through the first 20 minutes including a 3-pointer just before the buzzer.
Edwards, meanwhile, had 9 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists at intermission.
Georgia returns to action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday against North Carolina Central at Stegeman Coliseum.
That home game will preceded a 10-day break, as the team will have final exams before playing its next game at 8 p.m. on Dec. 14 at Arizona State.
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