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Kentucky Hangs On Late to Beat Georgia 76-68

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Georgia led Kentucky at halftime and as late as 8:05 remaining in the game, but couldn’t hold the lead and fell to the 3rd ranked Kentucky Wildcats 76-68. The Bulldogs are now 8-6 overall and 0-1 in the SEC.

Travis Leslie led the Hoop Dawgs with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Early in the game, Leslie had a thunderous dunk over DeMarcus Cousins.

Trey Thompkins added 17 points and 13 rebounds, but he was only 5-of-15 from the floor.

Mark Fox’s Bulldogs played well enough to win on the road, but too many turnovers (26) was there ultimate undoing. The Dawgs trailed by 2 with under 2 minutes remaining, but made several errors protecting the ball.

Georgia returns to Athens to face the 16th ranked Ole Miss Rebels (12-3, 0-1 SEC) on Wednesday. The game will be televised by the SEC Network at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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