NCAAB Game Recap - Kennesaw State at Georgia
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:00 PM EST

Ind
69
Duke
90
F
Nev
79
LoyIL
65
F
MSU
78
Lou
82
F(OT)
VaTec
62
PSU
63
F
Pitt
68
Iowa
69
F
NCSU
75
Wisc
79
F
(N/A)
59
StFPA
113
F
Hartfo
89
SacHr
98
F
MD-ES
64
StJon
85
F
(N/A)
65
South
74
F
ArkPB
49
Cin
105
F
HowPa
53
AbCh
90
F
ECU
86
UNCW
95
F
(N/A)
59
Elon
92
F
UMassL
75
UConn
97
F
Stony
79
Norf
73
F
Amer
74
VMI
64
F
(N/A)
62
Chat
95
F
Ill
74
ND
76
F
(N/A)
33
UNCG
111
F
BrwP
65
Mercer
90
F
ETSU
69
GaSo
64
F
Charl
56
David
76
F
(N/A)
62
Ball
108
F
(N/A)
39
WriSt
58
F
WCU
64
Wake
71
F
Iona
65
Ohio
89
F
KennSt
51
UGA
84
F
NFla
66
Fla
98
F
HiPt
87
Citad
112
F
ULMo
80
NWSt
52
F
(N/A)
69
SEMO
72
F
Penn
76
DelSt
48
F
NoKY
93
MorSt
71
F
TexAr
58
Tuls
72
F
Lamar
65
SMU
79
F
ChaSo
55
Marq
76
F
Savan
85
Vand
120
F
N TX
57
Okla
73
F
Bois
74
Drake
83
F
SDak
57
Baylor
63
F
FaDi
59
Prov
69
F
E WA
59
Wash
83
F
(N/A)
61
Web
100
F
N DA
76
MTSt
81
F
SIU
82
ColSt
67
F
Temp
79
Mizzu
77
F
(N/A)
44
Ida
98
F
JackSt
44
SDSU
87
F
CSNor
94
WaSt
103
F

Nov 27, 2018, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Kennesaw State (1-7)

20

31

51

Georgia (4-3)

39

45

84

Georgia dominates Kennesaw State 84-51
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:33 PM

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) New Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean is beginning to see a basketball player when he looks at 6-foot-11 sophomore Nicolas Claxton.

The second-generation Bulldog scored 16 points and claimed a career-high 15 rebounds in Georgia's 84-51 win over in-state foe Kennesaw State Tuesday night.

Rayshaun Hammonds added 14 points for Georgia (4-3). Jordan Harris came off the bench to score 10.

"Nic had zero turnovers too," Crean noted. "He has continued to get better and better. He is attacking with his eyes up. He is seeing things so much better. That is a guard skill. He is a basketball player who just happens to be really tall and really long. He is gaining confidence all the time."

His father, Charles Claxton, is the No. 22 scorer in Georgia history, finishing with 1,274 points in 1995.

Nicolas Claxton said he and his teammates are still adjusting to Crean's style.

"We are figuring how fast we have to play," he said. "Once we figure that out, we will be scary. When everything is clicking, it is lovely."

Kennesaw State (1-7) got 12 points from Ugo Obineke, 11 from Tyler Hooker and 10 from Bryson Lockley.

The Bulldogs won the rebounding battle 53-35 and limited the Owls to an abysmal 28 percent shooting.

"It's really pretty simple," said Kennesaw State Coach Al Skinner. "You've got to be able to put the ball in the basket. We didn't score the ball very well, and it led to run-outs for them. The game is that simple for us right now."

The Owls were able to stay close the first seven minutes, trailing 11-10 at 13:02 after a short jumper by Lockley. But the Bulldogs went on a 13-1 run over the next 4:51, stretching the lead to 24-11 after two Turtle Jackson free throws.

Georgia had another 15-0 run near the end of the half, featuring a pair of 3-pointers by Tyree Crump.

If it seemed like time was standing still for the struggling Owls, it was. Crump's second 3-pointer came with 2:18 showing on the clock. Moments later Hammonds scored on a layup, and the clock still showed 2:18. Officials had to stop the game to reset the clock to 1:39, based on the electronic scorebook kept at courtside.

Another 19-2 run by the Bulldogs in the middle second half settled the outcome. It also stirred the Georgia crowd after a quiet first half. The attendance was announced at 5,947, the smallest yet during Crean's first season as the Bulldogs' head coach.

DID SOMEONE MENTION FOOTBALL

Guard Jordan Harris said he and his teammates are "locked in" on Saturday's SEC championship football game against Alabama. "Elijah Holyfield is my best friend," said Harris, "so we are definitely locked in." "We're going to get the job done," said Nicolas Claxton.

THIN AIR

Contributing mightily to Kennesaw State's shooting woes was a 1-for-15 effort from the 3-point line. Georgia coach Tom Crean said, "I don't know if I have ever coached against a team that went one for 15."

BIG PICTURE

Georgia: After two one-sided losses in the Cayman Islands to No. 16 Clemson and Georgia State, the Bulldogs found firmer footing in Stegeman Coliseum, site of its next three games. Playing a faster pace this year under new coach Tom Crean, the Bulldogs have been averaging 17.3 turnovers a game. They were only marginally better against Kennesaw State with 16.

Kennesaw State: The Owls came into Tuesday's game shooting 37 percent from the field, and went backward. The Owls shot 27.9 percent, their worst single-game performance of the year. Discounting the one-for-one season so far by Adili Kuerban, the Owls have only one other player who has made more shots than he has missed. Isaac Mbuyamba is 5-for-9 this year.

UP NEXT

Georgia: With no game until Dec. 3 against Texas Southern, Georgia's basketball team can afford to get caught up in football mania as the Bulldog football team points to the SEC championship game with Alabama Saturday. Texas Southern (2-5) is having a Jekyll and Hyde season, opening the season with a win over and Baylor and then losing five straight before beating No. 18 Oregon Monday night.

Kennesaw State: The Owls will try to break their seven-game losing streak when Hofstra visits Saturday, December 1. Hofstra won last year in the first-ever meeting between the two schools by the palindromic score of 75-57.

Leaders

Kennesaw State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Washington 0 0 0 1 1 0
K. Clarke 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. O'Neill 0 0 1 2 0 0
M. Edwards 0 0 0 2 0 0

Team Comparison

KennSt UGA
Points For 51 84
Field Goals 19/68-28% 35/67-52%
Three Pointers 1/15-7% 7/20-35%
Free Throws 12/20-60% 7/15-47%
Offensive Rebounds 15 16
Defensive Rebounds 20 37
Rebounds 37 54
Blocks 2 7
Steals 5 8
Turnovers 12 16
Personal Fouls 16 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - UGA Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 27 KennSt 51 @ UGA 84 P. Agostini 1 A. Ngumezi 2

Game Information

Stadium: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
Attendance: 5,947
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