Gaines, Thornton lead Georgia past Ole Miss, 76-72

Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Kenny Gaines scored 22 points and Marcus Thornton added 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead Georgia to a 76-72 victory over Ole Miss on Wednesday night.

Georgia (18-9, 9-6 SEC) shot 37 percent from the field (23-of-62) and hit 11-of-23 3-pointers. Nemanja Djurisic scored 17 points.

Ole Miss (19-9, 10-5 SEC) struggled from the field, particularly beyond the arc. The Rebels were 0-for-7 on 3-point attempts in the first half, 6-of-29 for the game.

Georgia led for all but 29 seconds of the game. They led 34-23 at the half.

But the contest was far from one-sided. With 4:33 to play, a Stefan Moody 3-pointer trimmed the Georgia lead to 2 points before the Rebel rally ran out of steam.

Moody led the Rebels with 19 points. Jarvis Summers also had 13 points.

Georgia has now won four straight over Ole Miss.

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