Georgia rolls past Florida Atlantic 77-60
ATHENS, Ga. (AP)—Trey Thompkins scored a career-high 35 points and claimed 15 rebounds, leading Georgia to a 77-60 victory over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night.
Dustin Ware was the only other Bulldog in double figures with 12 points.
Florida Atlantic (5-6) got 12 points apiece from Raymond Taylor and Shavar Richardson. Greg Gantt added 10.
The Owls led for most of the first half and by as many as nine points, the last time at 23-14 with 7:39 to go before halftime.
Georgia (6-4) whittled the deficit to 30-29 at halftime.
The Bulldogs took a 35-34 lead on Thompkins’ layup with 17:20 left. The Owls tied it with a free throw at 35-all, but never led again.
Georgia’s 20-3 run pushed the lead to 64-44 with 4:32 remaining.
The Owls hit four straight 3-pointers to cut the lead to 66-58 with 2:18 to go, but Georgia pulled away at the end.