NCAAB Game Recap - Alabama at Georgia
Sat Feb 8, 2020 6:00 PM EST

OkSt
70
Baylor
78
F
Gonz
90
StMar
60
F
Kansas
60
TCU
46
F
SDSU
89
AF
74
F
UVA
73
Lou
80
F
StLou
65
Dayt
71
F
Duke
98
UNC
96
F(OT)
Mia-FL
81
FlaSt
99
F
Seton
70
Vill
64
F
LSU
90
Aub
91
F(OT)
WVU
59
Okla
69
F
Oreg
53
OrSt
63
F
KY
77
Tenn
64
F
MSU
68
Mich
77
F
Nebras
72
Iowa
96
F
StJon
82
Crei
94
F
Minn
77
PSU
83
F
UCLA
65
Ariz
52
F
Stan
74
Colora
81
F
SMU
90
Temp
97
F(OT)
WIMil
80
IUPUI
79
F(OT)
BC
77
VaTec
73
F(OT)
Stony
64
UNH
81
F
DeP
72
GTown
76
F
URI
82
GrgWas
51
F
TexAM
54
SCar
74
F
VMI
75
Citad
64
F
HolyC
68
Boston
77
F
TexPA
75
ChiSt
64
F
Princ
62
Corn
73
F
Penn
76
Colum
67
F
GaTec
64
Pitt
73
F
Oral
76
NDSt
83
F
Fla
51
Miss
68
F
N TX
71
UAB
64
F
Maine
82
Bingha
75
F
Furm
82
WCU
73
F
Leh
62
Lafy
59
F
Purd
74
Ind
62
F
Rich
59
Ford
53
F
Tows
76
Drex
69
F
JMU
78
Del
80
F
Navy
60
Colg
67
F
TexAr
75
CoCar
89
F
Army
62
Amer
72
F
E MI
58
Akr
59
F
StBon
83
Duques
80
F
SDak
82
N DA
68
F
ArkSt
87
ArkLR
90
F
Winth
70
Longw
68
F
RobM
61
SacHr
58
F
GASt
77
ULMo
69
F
Ark
79
Mizzu
83
F(OT)
MiaO
46
Ohio
77
F
SoFL
75
Mem
73
F
TxTch
62
Tex
57
F
TxSt
57
App
60
F
Seatt
87
UtVal
85
F(OT)
PorSt
57
S UT
85
F
Drake
73
NrthIA
83
F
CenCT
60
Bry
64
F
UMBC
60
UMassL
50
F
Jacksn
65
NJIT
54
F
StFPA
85
Merrim
68
F
MtStM
67
StFNY
70
F
TexSA
84
Charl
91
F
FlInt
66
FlAtl
59
F
Elon
72
Charl
65
F
NE
71
Hof
75
F
WIGB
58
IL-C
71
F
MD-ES
53
Morg
61
F
NCAT
73
BethC
78
F
NCC
68
Copp
63
F
ETSU
73
Mercer
60
F
How
78
FlaAM
82
F(OT)
Lib
74
N AL
56
F
E KY
75
SIU-E
83
F
CenAR
82
McNee
76
F(OT)
Lipsco
72
KennSt
66
F
GWebb
88
USC-Up
57
F
Ball
64
W MI
68
F
(N/A)
64
LongI
67
F(OT)
Presb
62
Campbl
79
F
Toled
83
BGSU
85
F
MorSt
65
E IL
71
F
SamH
82
Nich
88
F
StJos
66
LaSal
83
F
Buck
65
LoyMD
78
F
MTSt
49
E WA
74
F
SeLA
75
InWor
82
F(OT)
NebOm
64
SDSt
81
F
JacSt
75
TN-M
61
F
TNTec
62
SEMO
60
F
AlSt
87
MsVl
74
F
IPFW
70
Denv
63
F
NOrl
74
SFA
81
F
Hamp
72
ChaSo
85
F
ECU
81
Tul
67
F
Wyo
68
NM
97
F
Rice
91
MidTN
83
F
Clev
55
YSU
67
F
Alab
105
UGA
102
F(OT)
Harv
71
Brown
72
F
APSU
63
Belm
71
F
TXSo
59
PVAM
69
F
Alc
57
JackSt
86
F
South
62
Gram
66
F
DelSt
57
Norf
85
F
NFla
69
FlGlf
60
F
Chat
84
Woff
77
F
SJSU
77
Nev
95
F
Detr
65
NoKY
84
F
Radf
81
HiPt
70
F
Dart
57
Yale
75
F
Oakl
71
WriSt
83
F
UTEP
53
OlDom
72
F
W&M
64
UNCW
70
F
LaTec
79
Marsh
83
F(OT)
Vermt
69
Hartfo
68
F
SoMis
72
W Ky
75
F
Wake
73
Syr
75
F
KansSt
63
IaSt
73
F
Fres
67
UNLV
68
F
Cal
45
Utah
60
F
NMSt
67
UMKC
61
F
GaSo
86
ULLa
79
F
MOSt
66
SIU
68
F
IndSt
67
IlSt
74
F
NWSt
93
HBU
79
F
Lamar
49
AbCh
84
F
Prov
58
Xav
64
F
AlaAM
58
ArkPB
54
F
Vand
70
MisSt
80
F
Murr
73
TNSt
65
F
NoAZ
70
Web
76
F
Sac
63
IdaSt
59
F
Mont
82
Ida
71
F
USF
76
BYU
90
F
UCRiv
59
CSNor
61
F
HI
75
CAPoly
79
F(OT)
GrCan
103
CBap
98
F
UCIrv
61
UCSB
64
F
Portl
81
USD
88
F(2OT)
Pepp
78
Pacif
79
F
Bois
61
UtSt
70
F
USC
64
AzSt
66
F
UCDav
87
CS-Ful
81
F

Alabama 105, Georgia 102

Feb 8, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

Final (OT)

1

2

OT

T

Alabama (13-10)

45

47

13

105

Georgia (12-11)

41

51

10

102

Lewis scores career-high 37 as Alabama tops Georgia in OT
Sat Feb 8, 2020 10:00 PM

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Kira Lewis Jr. and Alabama finally found a way to win a close game.

Lewis scored a career-high 37 points, including two free throws in overtime to give Alabama a lead that would stand, and the Crimson Tide beat Georgia 105-102 on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak.

Alabama (13-10, 5-5 Southeastern Conference) rallied after trailing by 12 points early in the second half. It had been 1-5 in games decided by no more than six points, including losses by four points to Arkansas and one point to Tennessee in its last two games.

"This team is really resilient," Lewis said. "We came back together after the Tennessee loss and said we're going to leave it all on the floor every game."

The explosive Lewis used his speed to cut through the porous Georgia defense for layups, and he made three of four free throws in the extra period.

"It obviously helps having maybe the fastest guard in the country," said Alabama coach Nate Oats, referring to Lewis.

Oats said his players "showed a lot of character" after the recent close losses.

Georgia (12-11, 2-8) has lost six of its last seven games and has lost double-digit leads in its last three losses. Sahvir Wheeler scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Bulldogs. Rayshaun Hammonds had 20 points.

Lewis sank two free throws with 2:21 remaining in overtime to give Alabama a 98-96 lead. Georgia made only one of its last eight shots from the field in the extra period.

Tye Fagan's layup for Georgia with 30 seconds remaining in regulation cut Alabama's lead to 91-90. After Lewis made one of two free throws, Hammonds sank a tying jumper with 21 seconds remaining. Georgia's Jordan Harris missed a long jumper to force the overtime period.

Alabama led 45-41 at halftime before Georgia, led by Wheeler, opened strong in the second half. Wheeler sank two 3-pointers in the first five minutes of the half, including one in a 9-0 run that gave the Bulldogs a 65-53 lead.

BIG PICTURE

Alabama: The Crimson Tide made 9 of 12 free throws in overtime and 21 of 30 for the game. The 105 points set a school record for a true road game. ... John Petty Jr., who made four of six free throws, scored 21 points. ... The previous career high for Lewis, a sophomore guard, was 30 points against Penn on Nov. 5. ... Javian Davis, who had 13 points, needed help leaving the floor after fouling out late in overtime. He received an IV after the game for what Oats said was a "full body cramp."

Georgia: In what coach Tom Crean acknowledged is not a new problem, the Bulldogs were hurt by poor defense. Alabama led 45-41 at halftime while taking a 32-22 advantage in points in the paint. When Hammonds was on the floor, his foul trouble only added to Georgia's weak defense around the basket. "We don't have that one back-door guy; we just don't," Crean said. Georgia attacked the basket in the second half and finished with a 58-56 scoring edge in the paint.

MISSING JONES

Alabama was 4-2 in the league before losing starter Herbert Jone s to a fractured left wrist on Jan. 29. The 6-foot-7 junior, who is out indefinitely, was averaging 9.9 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jones, the team's top defensive player, was injured in the first half of a 90-76 loss at Louisiana State.

EDWARDS SICK

Georgia's Anthony Edwards, who leads the nation's freshmen in scoring, had only 14 points while weakened by flu-like symptoms. He did not practice on Friday while being treated. Edwards made only 5 of 17 shots. He missed each of his six 3-pointers, including a long attempt at the end of overtime.

"I wasn't feeling it," Edwards said of his shot. He said he felt tired by the end of regulation and had no strength in his legs for jump shots. He led Georgia with 12 rebounds. Crean also has been sick.

UP NEXT

Alabama: Visits No. 11 Auburn on Wednesday night, looking to sweep the season series. The Crimson Tide beat Auburn 83-64 on Jan. 15.

Georgia: Plays another home game on Wednesday night against South Carolina.

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Leaders

Alabama PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Forbes 0 0 1 0 2 0
K. Lewis Jr. 37 0 7 5 2 1
Georgia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Wheeler 24 0 8 1 1 0

Team Comparison

Alab UGA
Points For 105 102
Field Goals 38/72-53% 39/79-49%
Three Pointers 8/25-32% 7/26-27%
Free Throws 21/30-70% 17/21-81%
Offensive Rebounds 10 14
Defensive Rebounds 27 28
Rebounds 39 43
Blocks 3 3
Steals 6 7
Turnovers 14 14
Personal Fouls 19 24
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 8 Alab 105 @ UGA 102 G. Smith 6 M. Peake 4

Game Information

Stadium: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
Attendance: 10,041
Game Time: