Georgia Bulldogs Fall at No. 21 Colorado Buffaloes 84-70

Georgia fell behind by as many as 16 points in the first half and couldn’t recover as they fell to the 21st-ranked Colorado Buffaloes 84-70 in Boulder late Saturday night.

Colorado came out of the gates hot from three-point range. The Buffaloes made five of them in the first nine minutes of the game, and their fifth gave them a 21-15 lead with 11:16 remaining in the half.

That three-pointer started an 18-5 run by Colorado that was one of the big keys to the game. The other? Colorado’s free-throw shooting. The Buffaloes went to the line 26 times and didn’t miss a single shot.

In the second half, Colorado stretched their lead back to as many as 15 points before Georgia cut it to 10 with 6:11 left in the game. But the hot shooting from the charity stripe helped the Buffaloes seal the victory.

The loss ends a five-game winning streak and drops Georgia to 6-5 overall. It doesn’t get any easier for the Hoop Dawgs with trips to George Washington and #25 Missouri up next.

Kenny Gaines and Nemanja Djurisic led the Bulldogs with 12 points each. Brandon Morris and Charles Mann added 11 points apiece, while Marcus Thornton scored nine and Juwan Parker seven.

The Bulldogs finished the game shooting 50% (28-of-56) and 62.5% (5-of-8) from three-point range. Again Georgia was bad from the free-throw line. The Dawgs made only 9 of their 18 attempts (50%).

Colorado was just slightly better from the floor. They made 25-of-49 shots (51%) and, again, made all 26 of their free-throws.

Georgia’s next game is at George Washington (11-1) on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. The game will be televised by CSS at 7pm ET.

More in UGA Basketball

Georgia-Florida

Georgia-Florida Pegged For “Super Tuesday”

UGA Sports CommunicationsFeb 9, 2016
UGA Basketball

Bulldogs Shut Down Auburn at Home

UGA Sports CommunicationsFeb 6, 2016
Fans cheer on the Bulldogs during the final moments of their game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Athens, Ga. (Photo by David Barnes)

Hoops Preview: Georgia Hopes to Continue Momentum Swing vs. Auburn

Brandon SudgeFeb 6, 2016
Georgia-South Carolina

UGA Downs No. 25 South Carolina at Home

Kevin KelleyFeb 2, 2016
Georgia-Baylor

UGA Falls to No. 17 Baylor on the Road

UGA Sports CommunicationsJan 31, 2016
UGA-LSU 2016

Bulldogs Fall Short at LSU

UGA Sports CommunicationsJan 26, 2016
UGA Basketball

Hoops Preview: Georgia Begins Crucial Stretch at LSU

Brandon SudgeJan 26, 2016
UGA-Arkansas

Bulldogs Win Overtime Thriller Against Arkansas

UGA Sports CommunicationsJan 23, 2016
UGA-TAMU

Hoops Preview: Arkansas at Georgia

Brandon SudgeJan 23, 2016
The Georgia student section attempts to distract Texas A&M guard Danuel House (23) at the free throw line. (Photo by Ted Mayer)

A Look Ahead for Georgia Basketball

Brandon SudgeJan 23, 2016
UGA-Mizzou 2016

Big Second Half Propels Bulldogs Past Tigers

UGA Sports CommunicationsJan 20, 2016
UGA Basketball

UGA Basketball to Play in 2017 Wooden Legacy

Kevin KelleyJan 20, 2016

© 2016 SicEmDawgs.com
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties