NCAAB Game Recap - Citadel at Georgia
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Evans
67
KY
64
F
CenAR
54
Duke
105
F
N DA
66
Gonz
97
F
Mem
74
Oreg
82
F
Denv
56
UtSt
97
F
MtStM
46
Wash
56
F
Mizzu
58
Xav
63
F(OT)
Aub
70
SthAL
69
F
Pitt
71
RobM
57
F
Crei
69
Mich
79
F
PaulQ
59
Alc
111
F
(N/A)
43
Leh
80
F
Bridg
40
Radf
91
F
(N/A)
45
UMassL
88
F
W&M
80
Woff
79
F
(N/A)
67
Merrim
97
F
How
50
ND
79
F
Amer
67
GrgWas
65
F
Lamar
56
Duques
66
F
Chat
74
Troy
68
F
MD-ES
55
Longw
85
F
(N/A)
63
Hamp
95
F
NCAT
64
WCU
90
F
MsVl
81
W MI
91
F
UNH
61
StJon
74
F
StBon
65
Sien
78
F
Campbl
76
UNCW
81
F(OT)
David
58
Charl
71
F
NE
71
UMass
80
F
Hartfo
62
Maris
51
F
DelSt
74
Manh
85
F
SCSt
39
Lib
65
F
N AL
65
Ind
91
F
Citad
86
UGA
95
F
(N/A)
49
E MI
101
F
(N/A)
43
E KY
129
F
NoKY
69
CoCar
68
F
AF
69
Army
57
F
ECU
62
App
68
F
Fairf
68
HolyC
63
F(OT)
(N/A)
52
LaTec
98
F
Furm
91
ChaSo
47
F
Rice
80
NWSt
74
F
Norf
55
Miss
68
F
ChiSt
34
E IL
98
F
NOrl
64
SMU
77
F
AlSt
56
Hou
84
F
JackSt
79
Tul
88
F
Lipsco
78
TNSt
79
F
ULLa
65
TCU
98
F
NIU
52
IaSt
70
F
(N/A)
60
InWor
86
F
Valpa
89
SIU-E
76
F
(N/A)
53
WIMil
103
F
Oral
67
Tuls
74
F
CBap
54
Tex
67
F
PVAM
48
TxSt
75
F
Clev
53
MOSt
73
F
Copp
76
LoyIL
72
F
N TX
43
Ark
66
F
Minn
56
Butl
64
F
(N/A)
55
JacSt
125
F
WriSt
85
TNTec
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
38
N CO
104
F
LongB
58
Stan
86
F
(N/A)
70
UtVal
101
F
NMSt
50
UTEP
65
F
Murr
63
Tenn
82
F
Mia-FL
79
UCF
70
F
Fres
66
USD
72
F(OT)
PacOR
81
Seatt
115
F
SDSt
66
USC
84
F
WaSt
62
SCla
70
F
Pepp
94
CSNor
82
F
TexAr
73
Nev
80
F
(N/A)
52
UCIrv
98
F
UNLV
75
Cal
79
F(OT)
Okla
77
OrSt
69
F

Georgia 95, Citadel 86

Nov 12, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Citadel (0-2)

40

46

86

Georgia (2-0)

48

47

95

Freshman Edwards leads Georgia to win over The Citadel
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:52 PM

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Numbers don't always tell the whole story.

Georgia freshman Anthony Edwards and Citadel junior Hayden Brown are both listed as 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds.

And they traded baskets all night in Georgia's 95-86 win Tuesday, with Edwards scoring 29 and Brown 26, both career highs.

But the similarity ends there.

Edwards will one day, perhaps soon, be plying his trade in the NBA. Brown will probably never play at the highest level.

While Brown showed his prowess as a shooter, Edwards was dazzling the hometown crowd with a wide repertoire of offensive skills that earned him top ranking as a high school recruit and predict a lottery pick future.

"He did a lot of good things tonight for his second college game," said Georgia coach Tom Crean.

Crean felt the Bulldogs could have pulled away earlier, but they showed their immaturity. Edwards is just 18, and he was one of six freshmen who ate up a lot of minutes.

"We don't communicate well," said Crean. "That falls a lot on the upperclassmen. We have some really good guys, but the lack of maturity came out in thinking that we were going to win the game with offense."

The Citadel outrebounded Georgia 43-36, made its typical dozen 3-pointers, but could never take the lead.

"You're playing against an NBA guy," said The Citadel coach Duggar Baucom. "He kind of takes the game over a little bit. We had him shut down in the block, and he kind of got out of the way, and it turned into a 3-point play."

Georgia (2-0) got 13 points apiece from Donnell Gresham and Tyree Crump and 10 each from Sahvir Wheeler, Rayshaun Hammonds and Amanze Ngumezi.

Kaelon Harris added 16 points and 11 rebounds for The Citadel (0-2). Kaiden Rice scored 10.

Georgia never trailed, but The Citadel was as close as 74-73 with 9:40 to play after Brown hit a 3-pointer to cap an 8-0 run.

But Wheeler hit both ends of a one-and-one, followed by Edwards' reverse layup, Wheeler's short jumper, Gresham's finger-roll and then Gresham's steal and slam to make it 84-76 with 7:24 to play.

Georgia led from the get-go, though never by more than 10 in the first half, when Edwards and Ngumezi tallied 10 points apiece. For Ngumezi, that equaled his previous career high.

Graduate transfer Gresham nailed a 3-pointer from the right wing with 13:07 to play in the half to make it 15-8 but grad transfer Tyson Batiste hit a short jumper in the lane to draw The Citadel within 21-20 with 9:46 showing on the clock.

But the hometown Bulldogs scored three straight baskets-a transition layup by Hammonds, a 3 from the wing by Crump and a corner 2 by Ngumezi, pushing the lead to 29-21.

Edwards dropped in an NBA-distance 3-pointer at the 1:57 mark to give Georgia its biggest lead of the first half, 45-35. Edwards twice electrified the crowd with dunks off steals, including the last basket of the half that made it 48-40.

Georgia pushed it back to a 10-point margin early in the second half when Gresham converted a 4-point play.

That set the stage for a virtuoso demonstration by Edwards, showing the range of his prodigious skills.

First the freshman weaved through defenders for a layup. Then he drop-stepped for a stop-and-pop jumper, sank a 3 on a transition play and exploded down the lane to take a pass for a dunk. Next, he spread the love with a pass to Crump to set up a 3, before hitting two free throws. In a span of four minutes, he had either scored or assisted on 14-straight points to give Georgia a 74-65 lead.

The margin did not last long as The Citadel generated its 8-0, cutting Georgia's lead to 74-73.

BIG PICTURE

The Citadel demonstrated that it is still among the best in the nation with its long-range offense, hitting 14 of 33 3-point shots. Over the last four years, no team in the country has made more 3-point shots than the Bulldogs.

Georgia is trying to blend 10 new players, and it was encouraging that the Bulldogs had only eight turnovers. But the lack of maturity is still evident, signified by a willingness at times to stand outside the arc and miss 22 of 29 3-point attempts.

IT'S JUST A NUMBER

Edwards missed a free throw with 58 seconds left that would have given him 30 points. "I don't care if I had 29 or 30 or 28," he said. "Unfortunately, I am going to miss free throws. All that matters is we got the win."

OLD MAN AT 22

Asked if he was fired up by his dunks, the 18-year-old Edwards said, "Dunks always get me going, even by my teammates. Didn't you see how happy I was when the old man dunked?" he said, pointing to Gresham, who is 22. "Donnell has taught me time management. When we have practice at 3, he is here at 2:15 getting treatment, because he is old."

WHO'S THAT?

After the game, Georgia's players were told that Kentucky had been upset by Evansville. "By who?" said Edwards.

BUTTERFINGERS

Georgia had a history of turnovers last year in Crean's first season and had 15 in the season opener. The Bulldogs had just eight Tuesday, while The Citadel had 22. "SEC talent," explained Baucom. "They don't get out and pressure you, but they're long enough. They reach from behind. They do things that a lot of teams don't do. They gamble a lot."

UP NEXT

The Citadel returns home Saturday afternoon against Campbell, hoping to find its first win. The Bulldogs won last year 82-76, but it was just the second win in eight tries against Campbell.

Georgia plays its third straight home game Friday when Delaware State visits. The Bulldogs and Hornets have not played each other since Dec. 30, 2011, when Georgia won 58-50 to even the all-time series at two wins apiece.

Leaders

Citadel PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Reed 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Webster Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Edwards 29 0 4 5 3 0
T. Crump 13 0 2 3 3 0

Team Comparison

Citad UGA
Points For 86 95
Field Goals 30/61-49% 33/72-46%
Three Pointers 14/33-42% 7/29-24%
Free Throws 12/18-67% 22/31-71%
Offensive Rebounds 8 10
Defensive Rebounds 35 26
Rebounds 47 38
Blocks 1 3
Steals 3 13
Turnovers 22 8
Personal Fouls 23 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - UGA Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 12 Citad 86 @ UGA 95 B. Spence 2 T. Fagan 1

Game Information

Stadium: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
Attendance: 8,058
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