ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nicolas Claxton, the 6-foot-11 slender forward who led Georgia in scoring, rebounding and blocks, has declared for the NBA draft.
Georgia, Mizzou meet in SEC tourney
No. 13 seed Georgia (11-20, 2-16) vs. No. 12 seed Missouri (14-16, 5-13)
Southeastern Conference Tourney First Round, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee; Wednesday, 6 p.m....
S. Carolina looks to extend streak vs Georgia
Georgia (11-19, 2-15) vs. South Carolina (15-15, 10-7)
Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: South Carolina looks for its sixth straight win...
Mizzou, Georgia meet in conference play
Missouri (13-15, 4-12) vs. Georgia (11-18, 2-14)
Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Georgia hosts Mizzou in a SEC matchup. Both programs are...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Georgia came so close the last two weeks. Four one-possession games — all losses — against four NCAA Tournament teams.
Okeke hits 3-pointer to lead Auburn past Georgia 78-75
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Inbounding the ball from the baseline with hardly any time left on the shot clock, Auburn didn't have a lot of options.
So, the Tigers threw it up to Chuma Okeke and hoped...
Georgia looks to end streak vs Auburn
Auburn (18-9, 7-7) vs. Georgia (10-17, 1-13)
Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Auburn looks to extend Georgia's conference losing streak to 13...
Georgia looks to end streak vs Ole Miss
Georgia (10-16, 1-12) vs. Mississippi (18-8, 8-5)
The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi; Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi looks to extend Georgia's conference...
Allen, Locke lead the way as Gators beat Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kevarrius Hayes saw no reason to worry even as Florida was letting another second-half lead fade away.
"Trailing by five, we had a lot of fight in us," he said. "We understand the game is nowhere near over until the final buzzer. The game of basketball can change quickly."
KeVaughn Allen scored 13 points, Noah Locke added 10 points and the Gators rallied from a brief second-half deficit to beat Georgia 62-52 on Saturday.
Claxton leads in scoring and rebounding, Georgia tops UMass
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Getting off to a fast start has not been the problem for Georgia's basketball team. Sustaining the effort? That has been something altogether different.
Paced by 20 points and 11 rebounds from Nicolas Claxton, the Bulldogs started fast and stayed with it in a 91-72 win over Massachusetts Sunday.
Claxton too much for Jackets as Georgia beats Georgia Tech
ATLANTA (AP) — Nicolas Claxton loved how Georgia started out denying entry points and disrupting Georgia Tech's passing lanes.
The Bulldogs dominated the game with their length.
"It was a huge win," the 6-foot-11 Claxton said. "We came out strong. In the second half they had a little surge but we just kept fighting."
Claxton had 13 points and 13 rebounds, Teshaun Hightower added 12 points, and Georgia beat Georgia Tech 70-59 on Saturday.
Georgia holds off Oakland comeback, wins 81-69
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Twice up by 17 points, Georgia was staring at a two-point lead against Oakland with five minutes to go and a nightmarish memory.
But the Bulldogs showed signs of progress, pulling away late for an 81-69 victory on Tuesday night. It was a reversal of Saturday's 76-74 loss to No. 20 Arizona State when the Bulldogs blew an 18-point lead.
Crump scores career-high 25, Georgia beats Texas Southern
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tyree Crump was thrilled when first-year coach Tom Crean announced that Georgia would be shooting plenty of 3-pointers this season.
"I was in the gym a lot this summer, just working on shooting, working on my game," Crump said. "I felt like that carried over to the season and also coach Crean getting my form right."
Crump scored a career-high 25 points, Nicolas Claxton added 15 points and nine rebounds, and Georgia had little trouble beating Texas Southern 92-75 on Monday night.
Georgia dominates Kennesaw State 84-51
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean is beginning to see a basketball player when he looks at 6-foot-11 sophomore Nicolas Claxton.
The second-generation Bulldog scored 16 points and claimed a career-high 15 rebounds in Georgia's 84-51 win over in-state foe Kennesaw State Tuesday night.
Rayshaun Hammonds added 14 points for Georgia (4-3). Jordan Harris came off the bench to score 10.
Claxton sparks 11-0 run that lifts Georgia past Bearkats
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — With Georgia trailing by five points, its 3-point shot not falling and less than eight minutes remaining, Nicolas Claxton and the Bulldogs found a different gear.
Claxton scored 13 points, including two straight layups in an 11-0 run which brought Georgia back from a second-half deficit, and the Bulldogs beat Sam Houston State 75-64 on Friday night.
Hightower leads Georgia past Savannah State in Crean’s debut
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Following his debut as Georgia's coach, Tom Crean already knew where his new team must improve.
"We've got to learn how play with a lead," Crean said.
Teshaun Hightower scored a career-high 18 points, Nicolas Claxton had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Georgia survived a slow start to the second half to beat Savannah State 110-76 on Friday night.
Last season: 18-15, 7-11 SEC, declined possible NIT bid.
Coach: Tom Crean.
Conference: Southeastern Conference.
Who's gone: Coach Mark Fox, F Yante Maten, G Juwan Parker
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's post players are handling the ball. Everybody is shooting 3s.
And earrings are in.
Welcome to the Tom Crean era.
Less than one month into Crean's stay as Georgia's coach, players say they're embracing the new coach and his rules.
Maten scores 30 to lead Georgia past Temple
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — After Yante Maten's season-high 30 points and suffocating defense in the first half led Georgia to an 84-66 win over Temple Friday, Temple coach Fran Dunphy still considered the Owls' defense on Maten passable.
Maten made 12-of-17 free throws and finished with 12 rebounds in Georgia's 84-66 win over Temple on Friday.
"Maten did a great job on a number of plays," said Dunphy afterward. "I still thought we controlled Maten really well."
Georgia rallies to beat CS Fullerton 64-57 in Wooden Legacy
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Once Yante Maten settled down, the rest of the Georgia Bulldogs followed suit.
Turtle Jackson scored 14 of his career-high 16 points in the second half, when Maten had 13 of his 15 points, and the Bulldogs rallied past Cal State Fullerton 64-57 in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy on Thursday night.