Caldwell-Pope, Georgia beat reeling Kentucky 72-62 - FOX 35 News Orlando

Caldwell-Pope, Georgia beat reeling Kentucky 72-62

By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, leading Georgia to a 72-62 victory Thursday night that dealt another big blow to Kentucky's NCAA hopes.

The Wildcats (20-10, 11-6 Southeastern Conference) took a second straight road loss and head into the regular-season finale against No. 11 Florida in desperate need of a quality win to bolster their resume.

After Georgia (15-15, 9-8) pushed out to a double-digit lead, Kentucky ripped off a quick 7-0 spurt capped by Kyle Wiltjer's 3-pointer. That turned out to be the Wildcats' last hurrah.

Nemanja Djurisic got inside for a run-stopping basket, Caldwell-Pope knocked down four straight free throws, and another Kentucky miss sparked a Georgia fast break that was capped by Caldwell-Pope's rim-hanging dunk.

Just like that, the Bulldogs restored a 58-47 lead.

Archie Goodwin scored 20 points to lead Kentucky, but it was a miserable shooting night for the defending national champions.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices