Georgia hangs on to beat Jacksonville 68-62

Georgia hangs on to beat Jacksonville 68-62
November 9, 2012, 10:04 pm
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Georgia forward Marcus Thornton (2) shoots while defended by Jacksonville forward Glenn Powell (42) during the NCAA college basketball game in Athens, Ga., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Athens Banner-Herald, AJ Reynolds)


ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 17 points, Nemanja Djurisic added 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Georgia to a 68-62 win over Jacksonville on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Georgia looked as if it has plenty of work to do before facing No. 1 Indiana in 10 days. The Bulldogs will play Youngstown State and Southern Mississippi next week before facing the Hoosiers in New York.

Georgia scored its last field goal with 6:19 remaining and hit just 24 of 38 free throw attempts. The Bulldogs struggled against the Dolphins' full-court pressure and were sluggish on defense as Jacksonville shot 61.3 percent from the field in the second half.

The teams combined for 44 turnovers.

Keith McDougald finished with 13 points, Glenn Powell scored 11 and Russell Powell had 10 for Jacksonville.