UGA’s basketball schedule is about to get a lot tougher, and the Bulldogs tuned up for it with a 78-48 win over Austin Peay on Monday night.
Junior Rayshaun Hammonds paced Georgia in scoring with his 17 points, while freshman Toumani Camara had career-high nine rebounds. Freshman sensation Anthony Edwards finished with 9 points on 4-for-11 shooting.
It was a tight game at halftime, with UGA leading by only five points. But the Bulldogs blew it open in the second half, due to a hot shooting streak (over 60-percent from the field and 3-point line), along with a stingy defense.
“I thought we turned it up in the second half… our guys came out and defended,” UGA coach Tom Crean said, per the school. “We shot the ball better … The rebounding got better. We had team rebounding which is exactly what we need to have to be successful.
“The bottom line is that’s what has to happen for us. We have to be a team in the sense of how we defend, how we rebound, everyone out and running, and everyone cutting and moving without the ball. We did some really good things in the second half.”
UGA’s next game is at No. 9-ranked Memphis on Saturday, then the Bulldogs open SEC play against No. 17 Kentucky on Jan. 7.