NCAAB Game Recap - Georgia at Alabama
Wed Feb 6, 2019 9:00 PM EST

Nev
98
ColSt
82
F
Crei
59
Vill
66
F(OT)
Wisc
56
Minn
51
F
LSU
92
MisSt
88
F(OT)
MD
60
Nebras
45
F
UConn
63
Temp
81
F
WichSt
65
ECU
49
F
UNH
62
UMassL
72
F
N AL
64
FlGlf
71
F
Stony
85
Bingha
59
F
Maine
63
Vermt
86
F
Amer
67
Navy
77
F
ND
47
Mia-FL
62
F
Ford
85
UMass
67
F
Buck
84
LoyMD
72
F
KennSt
73
Jacksn
82
F
Clem
65
GaTec
42
F
VACom
60
GrgWas
50
F
URI
53
David
68
F
Lafy
79
Boston
72
F
TexAM
71
Miss
75
F
GMas
67
Rich
81
F
Lipsco
92
NFla
55
F
Hartfo
70
UMBC
61
F
Evans
62
IndSt
85
F
Army
42
HolyC
56
F
NOrl
81
NWSt
73
F(OT)
McNee
62
SamH
77
F
GTown
76
Prov
67
F
StBon
51
Duques
49
F
GaSo
103
ULLa
86
F
GASt
76
ULMo
82
F
NDSt
74
N DA
70
F
Brad
79
NrthIA
71
F
AbCh
75
Lamar
64
F
SFA
79
HBU
77
F
SeLA
64
TXAMC
58
F
SIU
59
MOSt
65
F
Baylor
72
Tex
84
F
Colora
84
UCLA
73
F
OkSt
68
TCU
70
F
Wyo
76
AF
81
F
UGA
74
Alab
89
F
Cal
62
Oreg
73
F
CSNor
64
UCSB
70
F
CS-Ful
53
UCIrv
60
F
Utah
77
USC
70
F
UNLV
83
Bois
72
F

Alabama 89, Georgia 74

Feb 6, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Georgia (10-12)

38

36

74

Alabama (14-8)

41

48

89

Mack, Lewis lead Alabama over Georgia 89-74
Thu Feb 7, 2019 12:36 AM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Tevin Mack scored a season-high 25 points and powered a run early in the second half to help Alabama beat Georgia 89-74 on Wednesday night.

Alabama (14-8, 5-4 SEC) led by one after Georgia (10-12, 1-8) scored the opening basket of the second half. Then, for a two-minute span, Mack went on a run almost by himself, scoring 10 points during Alabama's 12-2 burst, including back-to-back three pointers within 30 seconds. That two-minute run extended Alabama's lead to 53-42 and Georgia never recovered.

"Coaches are always telling me to stay aggressive," Mack said. "The last couple of games, I wasn't shooting the ball enough for them. . Everything else will come off fine if I stay aggressive and attack."

Alongside Mack, was freshman Kira Lewis.

Lewis, who averages a team-high 13.6 points, finished with 24 points, tying his career high. He scored 12 points in each half, making 59 percent of his shots for the game.

"(Lewis is) a special player, special kid too," Georgia coach Tom Crean said. "There's nothing 17 years of age about his game."

Lewis scored on back-to-back layups to give Alabama its largest lead at 80-62.

Alabama outscored the Bulldogs 26-13 in the first 10 minutes of the second half to extend a three-point halftime lead to 67-51 and the Tide led by double digits the rest of the way. The Bulldogs went 5-of-19 shooting from the field while the Tide pulled away.

Derek Ogbeide had 17 points to lead the Bulldogs, who lost their third in a row and seventh of the last eight. Rayshaun Hammonds added 13 points, Nicolas Claxton had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Teshaun Hightower scored 11.

Georgia opened the game with a 15-7 lead but Alabama erased the gap with a 10-0 run and the lead went back-and-forth for the rest of the first half.

BIG PICTURE

Georgia: The Bulldogs are still searching for their first conference road win and fixing their defensive woes was foremost on Crean's mind.

"We have to figure out something to help us defensively," Crean said. "They are working. They are trying. There is no doubt about that. They want to win, but we just didn't get enough hands on shooters tonight. We (coaching staff) need to keep figuring out ways that give them (student-athletes) the best opportunities to eliminate our weaknesses, right now."

Alabama: For the Crimson Tide, defense was the point of emphasis as well. After Georgia made 49 percent of its shots for 38 first-half points - the fifth most that Alabama has allowed this season - Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson addressed the deficiency going into the second half.

"I put a goal on the board, in terms of what are our goals defensively," Johnson said. "Fortunately, outside of one or two baskets that they made on us, we accomplished our goals. We were just really focused. It was crystal clear what the mission was at half time."

ROLE PLAYER

Alabama forward Daniel Giddens had played just 42 minutes all season. He played a season high 11 minutes in relief of Galin Smith, who left the game in the first half with a concussion.

UP NEXT

Georgia: The Bulldogs return home to face Ole Miss on Saturday.

Alabama: The Crimson Tide travel to Nashville to play Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Leaders

Georgia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Fagan 0 0 0 0 0 0
W. Jackson II 0 0 2 1 0 0
Alabama PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Reese 0 0 0 1 0 1

Team Comparison

UGA Alab
Points For 74 89
Field Goals 29/71-41% 33/58-57%
Three Pointers 6/25-24% 7/18-39%
Free Throws 10/16-62% 16/24-67%
Offensive Rebounds 15 7
Defensive Rebounds 23 30
Rebounds 44 38
Blocks 4 3
Steals 3 6
Turnovers 13 12
Personal Fouls 20 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Feb 6 UGA 74 @ Alab 89 M. Edwards 2 R. Norris 2

Game Information

Stadium: Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Attendance: 10,541
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