NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Kenny Gaines scored 17 points, and the Georgia Bulldogs hit nine of their final 10 free throws Wednesday night in holding off Vanderbilt 70-67 for their first Southeastern Conference win this season.
With the win, the Bulldogs (10-5, 1-2) also snapped a nine-game skid to Vanderbilt overall with their first win at Memorial Gym since the 2005-06 season and only their 14th overall in 68 games in this series.
Marcus Thornton also added 16 points for Georgia, and J.J. Frazier added 11.
Riley LaChance scored 21 points for Vanderbilt (11-5, 1-2).
Georgia never trailed after scoring the first seven points. But the Bulldogs went cold after Gaines’ 3 with 5:53 left put them up 61-50, and Vanderbilt pulled within 63-61 with 28.4 seconds left on a 3-pointer by LaChance. Charles Mann hit a pair of free throws, then J.J. Frazier hit five of his six attempts to seal the win.