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George Washington vs. Georgia game recap: Poor shooting dooms Colonials

George Washington shot 24.6% from the field, losing to the Georgia Bulldogs despite forcing 23 turnovers.

Michael Hickey

George Washington had all kinds of trouble scoring, dropping their final non-conference game to the Georgia Bulldogs, 52-41, Friday night at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga. The Colonials shot only 24.6 percent from the field, rendering them unable to capitalize on 23 Georgia turnovers.

The game was tight throughout, with George Washington hold a three-point halftime lead. The Colonials played at the tempo they wanted, and lived up to the game plan defensively, holding the Bulldogs to 52 points and forcing 23 turnovers. George Washington had 16 more field goal attempts than Georgia did. The problem was they did nothing to put the ball in the basket. In addition to the 24.6 percent field goal percentage--20 percent below the season average, the Colonials failed to hit a single three-point basket on 11 attempts. Georgia finished on an 11-1 run as George Washington failed to make a field goal in the final 3:30 of the game.

Kevin Larsen, who went 6-of-6 from the field for the Colonials, led the team with 14 points. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Nemanja Djurisic each had 17 for Georgia. The loss drops George Washington to 6-7 as they enter Atlantic 10 play, hosting St. Bonaventure on Jan. 9.