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Derek Ogbeide and the Georgia Bulldogs fell to 2-2 in the SEC with their loss to Missouri on Wednesday.

Analysis: Georgia basketball falls to Missouri, loses third straight on road

Georgia started strong Wednesday night in SEC play against Missouri, but the Bulldogs couldn’t keep up their pace in a road game.

The Bulldogs led by 7 points a couple of times in the first half and by 3 at the break, but the Tigers dominated the second half to pull away for a 68-56 win. The Tigers outscored the Bulldogs 48-33 in the second half.

Georgia falls to 11-4 overall and 2-2 in the SEC. Missouri improves to 12-4 and 2-1.

Four who mattered

Turtle Jackson: The junior was the only Bulldogs starter to score in double figures, finishing with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the floor.

Tyree Crump: The sophomore came off the Georgia bench to match Jackson with a team-high 10 points, hitting 4-of-7 shots.

Jontay Porter and Kassius Robertson: The two led the Tigers with 15 points each.

Turning point

The Bulldogs led 23-20 at the half, but the Tigers came storming out of the halftime break with an 18-4 run to lead 38-27.

Observations

Offensive struggles: The Bulldogs shot only 36.7 percent from the floor (22 of 60) and 33 percent on 3-pointers (7 of 21).

More on the struggles: Georgia standout Yante Maten finished with just 9 points, making 2 of 9 shots from the floor. The Bulldogs’ starters combined for only 32 points, while the Tigers’ starters combined for 57 points.

Worth mentioning

Road skid: Georgia has lost its last three road games.

What’s next?

The Bulldogs return home at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday to host South Carolina.