February 11, 2012

Overtime upset

STARKVILLE, Miss., - Mississippi State had not lost a conference game at home this season and had won 13 consecutive games inside Humphrey Coliseum.

Georgia on the other hand had not won on the road in SEC play and entered Saturday's game with a dismal 2-7 SEC record. But UGA was able to earn that elusive road victory stunning 19th ranked MSU 70-68 in overtime.

"(Georgia) made shots today, 11 three-pointers," said MSU head coach Rick Stansbury "But no where in that game did I feel we got our emotion or energy to where it needed to be. In that kind of game Georgia is a team that makes you guard, and when they shoot threes and we give up rebounds that
is a killer."

Georgia forced the overtime on a Gerald Robinson layup with 28-seconds remaining in regulation nodding the score 59-59. Robinson went on to score eight of UGA's 11 points in overtime to even their overall record to 12-12.

"I'm truly proud of them," said UGA head coach Mark Fox. "This is a good team we beat. We beat a terrific basketball team, a team we had great respect for before we came here. So, to leave here with a win, it's very gratifying."

Robinson finished with 13 points in the game, second on the team behind Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's 20-point performance. Caldwell-Pope hit six of his seven made shot attempts outside the arc .

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