NCAAB Game Recap - Georgia at Arizona State
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:00 PM EST

E KY
67
Lou
99
F
UMKC
57
Kansas
98
F
Oreg
71
Mich
70
F(OT)
Gonz
84
Ariz
80
F
GaTec
53
KY
67
F
StLou
61
Aub
67
F
Mem
51
Tenn
47
F
Drake
47
Dayt
78
F
MSU
72
Oakl
49
F
South
41
Butl
66
F
Del
70
Vill
78
F
Seton
48
Rut
68
F
Xav
78
Wake
80
F
KansSt
61
MisSt
67
F
IPFW
65
IUPUI
74
F
App
81
How
59
F
Syr
79
GTown
89
F
Princ
80
FaDi
65
F
Dart
76
Boston
78
F
(N/A)
60
Elon
91
F
Tuls
79
Ark
98
F
Nich
57
WVU
83
F
NJIT
71
StFNY
73
F
TN-M
72
UNCA
91
F
(N/A)
79
Jacksn
93
F
IL-C
65
DeP
86
F
HolyC
72
Canis
80
F
CenMI
76
Tex
87
F
LongI
74
Rider
89
F
Duques
71
Radf
49
F
Alab
71
PSU
73
F
AlaAM
74
Mia-FL
88
F
Morg
68
LaSal
85
F
Merrim
63
Hartfo
71
F
NCC
71
CoCar
91
F
Army
89
Buff
76
F
UCLA
61
ND
75
F
Lamar
50
TCU
79
F
AF
79
Denv
75
F
NFla
72
SoMis
69
F
MidTN
64
Miss
82
F
Toled
80
Detr
72
F
Web
49
Utah
60
F
UCSB
61
S UT
62
F
(N/A)
50
StBon
75
F
HiPt
64
FlAtl
81
F
Campbl
67
ECU
79
F
Mayv
60
SDak
96
F
Sac
58
SCla
60
F
USF
91
CS-Ful
69
F
ULLa
59
LaTec
77
F
Charl
71
Rich
78
F
Winth
73
Furm
80
F
ArkPB
46
OrSt
80
F
AlSt
57
Bois
100
F
Okla
75
WichSt
80
F
OlDom
55
Ill
69
F
Stan
78
SJSU
58
F
CSBak
70
Ida
76
F(OT)
NMSt
62
NM
69
F
Evans
72
WIGB
62
F
Niag
80
Albany
84
F
W MI
59
Manh
58
F
Colg
67
Cin
66
F
WilBa
59
NOrl
103
F
(N/A)
54
Gram
82
F
CenAR
79
Pepp
92
F
BYU
68
UtSt
64
F
UGA
59
AzSt
79
F
E IL
75
WIMil
68
F
Lib
61
Vand
56
F
HBU
84
Rice
96
F
(N/A)
57
Oral
69
F
Stony
78
Prov
82
F
(N/A)
63
UAB
75
F
N CO
74
Wyo
53
F
ULMo
59
SFA
66
F
NoAZ
79
UtVal
73
F
Fres
62
CAPoly
37
F
BethC
68
CBap
87
F
UCDav
54
USD
58
F
(N/A)
63
UCIrv
120
F
StMar
89
Cal
77
F

Dec 14, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Georgia (6-3)

31

28

59

Arizona State (8-2)

39

40

79

Martin, White lead Arizona St to 79-59 over Georgia
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:46 AM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Romello White admits he was talking a little more trash than normal on Saturday night. The Arizona State forward is from Georgia, so he knew four or five of the opposing Bulldogs and the rhetoric escalated enough that the referees stepped in to cool things down a few times.

White assured the refs that the talking was all in fun. He wasn't upset - everything was all good.

So were the Sun Devils.

White scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Remy Martin led all scorers with 23 points and Arizona State pulled away in the second half to beat Georgia 79-59 for its fifth straight win.

"All my family back home was watching the game," White said. "I felt like I had to show out today. Had to do the best I could."

Arizona State (8-2) controlled the entire second half, leading by as many as 24 points. Alonzo Verge Jr. added 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting.

White made three quick buckets early in the second half, using his powerful 6-foot-8, 235-pound body to finish through contact and help the Sun Devils build a 48-37 lead. He finished 7 of 8 from the field and grabbed six offensive rebounds.

Georgia's star freshman Anthony Edwards finished with 13 points, but only one came in the second half and he missed all five of his 3-point attempts. Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said his team did a good job of using multiple defenders to make things difficult for Edwards.

"A player of that caliber and as gifted as he is, you have to give him that type of attention and hope that you force other guys to beat you," Hurley said.

The Bulldogs (6-3) lost for the third time in five games. They had a brutal night shooting, especially from long range, where they connected on just 2 of 24 shots (eight percent) from 3-point range. Tye Fagan led Georgia with 15 points.

The 6-foot-5 Edwards was productive early, scoring 10 of Georgia's first 15 points and finishing the first half with 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting. The rest of the Bulldogs struggled, shooting 6 of 20 before the break.

Georgia was one of the best offensive teams in the nation coming into the game, averaging 86 points, but Saturday's 59 were a season low. Bulldogs coach Tom Crean said Edwards was "banged up" and dealing with an injury that affected his performance but said "he's got to play better than that. Everybody does."

"Their best players had really good games," Crean said. "Ours didn't."

Arizona State led 39-31 at halftime after White's tip-in banked off the glass and through the hoop as time expired. Martin led the Sun Devils with 15 points in the first half.

RAZZLE DAZZLE

Arizona State went ahead by 18 points in the second half on an impressive fast break. Jaelen House jumped in a passing lane for the steal and took off down the court before passing to Verge, who threw a behind-the-back pass to Kimani Lawrence for the finish.

STAYING HOT

White continued playing some of the best basketball of his college career on Saturday. The Atlanta native had averaged 15.7 points and 13.7 rebounds in the three games before facing the Bulldogs.

He went into the game shooting 70% from the field (33 of 47) this season.

"It's just the work I've put in," White said. "Working on my body, getting my body right. Working on my vertical. Just really this summer, I tried to put in as much as work as I could to be as dominate as I could this year."

BIG PICTURE

Georgia: The Bulldogs hadn't played in 10 days, taking a break to get through the fall semester's exams. They looked rusty in their return and Edwards was quiet as Arizona State built its lead in the second half.

Arizona State: It's a nice win for the Sun Devils, who are hitting the tough part of their nonconference schedule with St. Mary's and Creighton coming up in the next week. Arizona State was especially good on defense, using defensive pressure to force Georgia into some bad decisions.

UP NEXT

Georgia returns home to host SMU on Friday.

Arizona State faces St. Mary's in Phoenix on Wednesday.

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Leaders

Georgia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Turnier 0 0 0 1 0 0
R. Howard 0 0 0 1 0 0
Arizona State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Graham 0 0 0 1 0 0
E. Valtonen 0 0 0 3 0 0

Team Comparison

UGA AzSt
Points For 59 79
Field Goals 23/66-35% 33/67-49%
Three Pointers 2/24-8% 6/25-24%
Free Throws 11/20-55% 7/16-44%
Offensive Rebounds 15 11
Defensive Rebounds 28 31
Rebounds 47 44
Blocks 1 1
Steals 11 9
Turnovers 19 17
Personal Fouls 20 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 14 UGA 59 @ AzSt 79 M. Peake 2 J. House 2

Game Information

Stadium: Wells-Fargo Arena, Tempe, Arizona
Attendance: 9,067
Game Time: