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Georgia wins battle of the Bulldogs

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Posted: January 22, 2011 11:28 p.m.
Updated: January 22, 2011 11:26 p.m.
Georgia wins battle of the Bulldogs

Georgia forward Trey Thompkins (33) shoots over Mississippi State forward Renardo Sidney (1) during the first half on Saturday in Athens.

    ATHENS — Georgia took a big lead with sharp 3-point shooting in the first half, Travis Leslie and Gerald Robinson each scored 17 points and the Bulldogs beat Mississippi State 86-64 on Saturday.
    Trey Thompkins had 15 points as Georgia (14-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from a 59-57 loss to Tennessee.
    Georgia made 11 3-pointers, one shy of its season high, and was dominant with its overwhelming 48-23 advantage in rebounds.
    Dee Bost led Mississippi State (10-8, 2-2) with 20 points and five assists. Renardo Sidney added 15 points and nine rebounds before fouling out with 3:10 remaining.
    Georgia made 6 of 10 3-pointers in the first half for a 42-29 lead. Georgia took the lead with an 11-0 run in the opening minutes and kept the advantage in double figures throughout.
    Georgia hosts Florida Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs beat UF 78-76 in the last meeting with the Gators on Feb. 27, 2010.

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