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.
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.