NCAAB Game Recap - Georgia at Michigan State
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:30 PM EST

SFA
85
Duke
83
F(OT)
UGA
85
MSU
93
F
Kansas
71
BYU
56
F
Rich
65
Aub
79
F
Colora
71
Clem
67
F
NE
56
Drake
59
F
ColSt
61
LoyIL
60
F
W MI
55
Seatt
59
F
TN-M
64
GWebb
81
F
Web
68
Murr
69
F
NMSt
65
SoFL
45
F
Yale
81
Buck
61
F
Gram
74
PorSt
84
F
Hamp
73
USF
89
F
Boston
55
N CO
78
F
UCIrv
92
ULLa
67
F
(N/A)
64
Norf
54
F
Brown
63
UMassL
75
F
OlDom
50
WaSt
66
F
SthAL
82
MiaO
71
F
Wisc
50
NM
59
F
UCLA
74
Chami
48
F
IUPUI
77
South
83
F
WichSt
70
SCar
47
F
Woff
67
MD-ES
42
F
W IL
69
Ball
62
F
(N/A)
60
Stetsn
72
F
Furm
97
Elon
61
F
(N/A)
53
DelSt
90
F
Mizzu
66
Okla
77
F
Flrda
59
FlGlf
73
F
FaDi
66
ND
91
F
UtVal
61
MtStM
64
F
(N/A)
69
Bingha
90
F
(N/A)
73
HiPt
90
F
(N/A)
32
VMI
98
F
Mercer
51
StBon
56
F
NJIT
58
Rut
85
F
AzSt
67
Princ
65
F
Bry
76
UNH
87
F(OT)
(N/A)
66
UNCW
122
F
Corn
61
Navy
72
F
Copp
94
JMU
78
F
(N/A)
82
FlInt
96
F
App
69
ETSU
78
F
Brev
47
Citad
90
F
How
69
Amer
86
F
GMas
85
Nebras
66
F
WriSt
70
LaSal
72
F
StFNY
56
ArkLR
67
F
MorSt
84
W&M
95
F
Radf
63
Monm
80
F
(N/A)
65
Ill
117
F
(N/A)
56
Nich
102
F
Dayt
89
VaTec
62
F
CenMI
75
DeP
88
F
LoyMD
65
NebOm
70
F
Colg
99
WIGB
81
F
NCC
48
SIU
64
F
NWSt
69
ULMo
77
F
Canis
94
IL-C
64
F
HBU
73
Hou
112
F
Lamar
48
UAB
57
F
NrthIA
55
WVU
60
F
Wyo
47
TCU
64
F
ColCh
46
MTSt
82
F
Belm
82
E WA
87
F
(N/A)
50
N DA
115
F
Butl
68
Stan
67
F
Longw
58
UCRiv
71
F
SIU-E
50
Pacif
78
F
JackSt
57
UNLV
80
F
NDSt
70
Ida
53
F
UCDav
66
Cal
72
F
SamH
74
CSBak
65
F

Nov 26, 2019, 2:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Georgia (4-2)

31

54

85

(3) Michigan State (4-2)

52

41

93

No. 3 Michigan State holds off Georgia 93-85 in Maui
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:02 PM

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Cassius Winston sat in the Lahaina Civic Center locker room, the tears forming a puddle by his feet as his teammates warmed up on the court below.

It's been less than three weeks since his brother's death and Winston's pain is still searing, his heart still heavy.

Once the ball was in his hands, Winston felt a sense of normalcy, found a rhythm that had been missing since tragedy struck.

Even then, Georgia's Anthony Edwards nearly spoiled it.

Winston had 28 points and eight assists, and No. 3 Michigan State withstood Edwards' second-half outburst to beat Georgia 93-85 at the Maui Invitational on Tuesday.

"Once I got out there, I was able to find my rhythm, find my peace out there on the court and that was really good for me, getting up and down, just having that rhythm that I usually play with," Winston said. "I feel like this is the first time I kind of had it in a while."

Michigan State (4-2) was sharp early after losing to Virginia Tech in its opener, building a 28-point lead early in the second half behind Winston's steady play.

Once Edwards got rolling, the Spartans had no answer.

Projected as a lottery pick, the 6-foot-5 freshman brought the Bulldogs (3-2) back almost entirely by himself, scoring 33 of his 37 points in the second half.

Edwards hit 7 of 13 3s - many of those contested - in the second half and threw a two-handed, overhead bounce pass to Rayshaun Hammonds for a layup to pull Georgia within 75-73.

"He's got an infectious energy with him with his teammates that is rare," Georgia coach Tom Crean said. "Obviously, he scored a lot of points today, but if we build on what he did with pushing the ball up the court like that today, that's going to pay major, major dividends for us."

But Michigan State had Winston.

Spartans coach Tom Izzo called Winston a "shell of himself" after a quiet game against Virginia Tech.

Brother Zachary Winston was hit by a train and killed Nov. 9, a death that has taken an emotional and physical toll on the senior guard. A preseason All-American and favorite for national player of the year, Winston was held to seven points on 2-of-8 shooting in Michigan State's 71-66 loss to the Hokies.

Winston needed some coaxing from Izzo to leave the locker room before the Georgia game, but was back to being himself once on the court.

Confidently stroking in jumpers and working his way into the lane, Winston had 13 points in the first half while orchestrating the Spartans' efficient offense. Michigan State made 20 of 36 shots and led 57-33 at halftime.

After Edwards made his one-man run, Winston kept the Spartans calm, making the key plays down the stretch. Winston finished 10 for 16 from the floor and made all six of his free throws, including two with 34 seconds left.

"Somewhere, if one guy says I'm making an excuse, there's going to be a fistfight, because the facts do matter. They matter," Izzo said. "And the fact is the best friend in his life lost his life and we're struggling, as a team. But he is struggling as a human being."

Georgia carried its poor perimeter shooting from the Maui opener into the second game. The Bulldogs went 3 for 13 from 3 in the first half after going 4 for 16 from the arc in their opening loss to Dayton.

Everything changed in the second half.

Edwards got hot, Michigan State fell flat and what looked like a blowout suddenly became a game.

Edwards, who had six points in the Maui opener, scored 13 points during a 20-3 second-half run and kept pouring in baskets, mostly on pull-up and step-back 3-pointers.

"When I step on the floor I don't really care about what people think I should do," said Edwards, who finished 11 for 26 from the floor. "I just play for my team. I always been a team player. My team's always behind me."

BIG PICTURE

Edwards showed why he's a projected NBA lottery pick with an offensive show in the second half. Georgia just didn't have enough to complete the comeback.

Michigan State blew a big lead and couldn't stop Edwards but showed some grit in pulling out the victory behind its grieving star player.

UP NEXT

Georgia will face the Chaminade-UCLA loser in Wednesday's seventh-place game.

Michigan State plays the Chaminade-UCLA winner in the fifth-place game.

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Leaders

Georgia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Ngumezi 0 0 0 0 0 1
M. Peake 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Kithier 0 0 1 1 0 0
C. Winston 28 0 8 2 2 0

Team Comparison

UGA MSU
Points For 85 93
Field Goals 27/65-42% 32/63-51%
Three Pointers 12/31-39% 8/17-47%
Free Throws 19/22-86% 21/27-78%
Offensive Rebounds 10 10
Defensive Rebounds 24 29
Rebounds 36 44
Blocks 5 2
Steals 9 6
Turnovers 14 13
Personal Fouls 19 15
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 26 UGA 85 @ MSU 93 C. Brown 2 J. Marble II 1

Game Information

Stadium: Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii
Attendance: 2,400
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