WBB: WVU outruns UGA in West Palm Beach Invitational
West Virginia used a 16-0 second-half run to overcome a 16-point deficit and defeat the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball team, 49-45, Tuesday on the first day of the West Palm Beach Invitational.
Diamond Battles led all scorers in the game with 17 points, while Malury Bates added 10 points and eight rebounds.
Georgia falls to 9-3 on the year, while the Mountaineers improve to 8-2. The Lady Bulldogs will play San Diego State at 2:30 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Battles scored seven first-quarter points and Bates added six to lead Georgia to a 19-11 lead at the end of one quarter. West Virginia was held to just four made field goals in the opening frame as Georgia forced six turnovers.
Georgia went on a 15-0 run to extend the advantage to 27-11 early in the second quarter – the largest UGA lead in the game.
West Virginia outscored Georgia 12-3 in the third frame as the Lady Bulldogs hit just 1-of-12 from the floor in that period. Still, Georgia was hanging on to a 37-34 advantage going into the fourth.
The Mountaineers’ run continued in the fourth as they held on for the 49-45 win.
MBB: Dawgs vs. Mocs in afternoon tilt
Georgia (8-3) vs. Chattanooga (8-4)
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Stegeman Coliseum (10,523) in Athens, Ga.
Series History: UGA leads, 30-5
Last meeting: UTC, 92-90 (OT), on Nov. 13, 2015
Video: SEC Network + (Kaleb Frady, pbp; Marcus Thornton, analyst)
Audio: Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network (WSB AM 750; SiriusXM: 136 of 191; SXM App: 962) (Scott Howard, pbp; Chuck Dowdle, analyst; Adam Gillespie, producer)
The Starting Five
• UGA hosts Chattanooga in the Bulldogs’ final outing prior to a week-long break from games over the holidays.
• UGA has used 8 different starting fives in its first 11 games and only 3 Bulldogs have played in every outing.
• UGA’s win over Notre Dame was its first non-conference victory over a Power 5 team since Nov. 2019.
• UGA won 6 games in November, which matched the Bulldogs’ win total for the entire 2021-22 season.
• UGA’s bench has scored 290 points and posted a +177 margin over its opponents’ reserves to date.
The Opening Tip
Georgia hosts Chattanooga on Wednesday afternoon in a midweek matinee matchup at Stegeman Coliseum. Following the game, the Bulldogs will enjoy a week-long break from competition over the holidays.
Georgia is 8-3 on the season, already topping the Bulldogs’ win total for entire 2021-22 season by two W’s.
Georgia is coming off its best performance of the season, a 77-62 victory over Notre Dame. Braelen Bridges earned SEC Player of the Week honors after scoring 18 points on a 9-of-9 shooting effort. Matthew-Alexander also was perfect from the floor, connecting on 6-of-6 shots en route to a season-high 15 points, and Jabri Abdur-Rahim notched his first career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Keeping An Eye On: Entering Today’s Game . . .
Justin Hill is…
• 3 assists from 250 for his career
Braelen Bridges is…
• 44 points from 1,000 for his career
• 22 rebounds from 500 for his career
Jailyn Ingram is…
• 43 points from 1,500 for his career
• 7 rebounds from 700 for his career
Series History With UTC
Georgia owns a 30-5 advantage in all-time matchups against Chattanooga, including a 23-4 record in games played in Athens. The Bulldogs and Mocs are meeting for the first time since the opener of the 2015-16 campaign, a 92-90 overtime win for Chattanooga on Nov. 13, 2015.
Dawg in the NFL – Week 15
BILLS 32, DOLPHINS 29
James Cook, RB: Caught a 4-yard touchdown pass and finished with five carries for 34 yards and two receptions for five yards for Buffalo, which clinched a playoff berth. Ranks 10th among NFL rookies with 363 rushing yards.
Isaiah McKenzie, WR: Hauled in two passes for 24 yards for the Bills.
John Jenkins, DL: Made one tackle for the Dolphins, appearing on 23 defensive plays and six special teams plays.
Channing Tindall, OLB: Appeared on 11 special teams plays with a tackle for Miami.
49ERS 21, SEAHAWKS 13
Charlie Woerner, TE: Appeared on 24 special teams plays and six offensive plays with no stats for San Francisco, which clinched a playoff berth.
PACKERS 24, RAMS 12
Quay Walker, ILB: Posted five tackles, including a sack, defended two passes, and forced a fumble for Green Bay.
Devonte Wyatt, DL: Made two tackles, including half a sack, for the Packers.
Leonard Floyd, OLB: Registered five tackles, including two sacks, for the Rams.
Derion Kendrick, DB: Appeared on four special teams plays and one defensive play with no stats for Los Angeles.
BROWNS 13, RAVENS 3
Nick Chubb, RB: Carried 21 times for 99 yards for Cleveland. Ranks third in the NFL with 1,252 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Ben Cleveland, OL: Landed on the Ravens’ inactive list as a healthy scratch.
Justin Houston, OLB: Registered two tackles and one quarterback hurry for Baltimore.
Nick Moore, LS: Snapped on three field goal attempts (one successful) and one punt for the Ravens.
Roquan Smith, ILB: Led Baltimore with 11 tackles, including one for loss. Stands sixth in the NFL with 130 tackles.
CHARGERS 17, TITANS 14
Tre’ McKitty, TE: Appeared on 23 special teams plays and one offensive play with no stats for Los Angeles.
Sony Michel, RB: Was on the Chargers’ inactive list as a healthy scratch.
Jamaree Salyer, OL: Appeared on all 71 offensive plays, plus three more on special teams, as Los Angeles rolled up 365 total yards.
Chris Conley, WR: Caught two passes for 14 yards for Tennessee.
Ben Jones, OL: Appeared on all 62 offensive plays, helping the Titans accumulate 284 total yards, plus one more on special teams, and recovered a teammate’s fumble.
Monty Rice, ILB: Registered six tackles and one quarterback hurry and defended a pass for Tennessee.
RAIDERS 30, PATRIOTS 24
Zamir White, RB: Carried once for four yards for the Raiders, appearing on six special teams plays and three offensive plays.
David Andrews, OL: Appeared on all 65 offensive plays and helped the Patriots post 318 total yards.
BENGALS 34, BUCCANEERS 23
Trey Hill, OL: Appeared on four special teams plays for the Bengals.
Jake Camarda, P: Punted once for 51 yards, kicked off five times, and held on two extra points and two field goal attempts (one successful) for Tampa Bay. Stands sixth in the NFL with a 49.0-yard average.
EAGLES 25, BEARS 20
Jordan Davis, DE: Appeared on 14 defensive plays and seven special teams plays with no stats for Philadelphia.
Nakobe Dean, ILB: Logged 19 special teams plays with one tackle for the Eagles.
LIONS 20, JETS 17
D’Andre Swift, RB: Rushed eight times for 52 yards and caught five passes for 23 yards for Detroit.
STEELERS 24, PANTHERS 16
George Pickens, WR: Caught two passes for 53 yards and fielded an onside kick to seal the win for the Steelers. Ranks third among NFL rookies with 643 yards receiving.
JAGUARS 40, COWBOYS 34 (OT)
Tyson Campbell, DB: Had five tackles for Jacksonville.
Travon Walker, OLB: Landed on the Jaguars’ inactive list with an ankle injury. Stands third among NFL rookies with 3.5 sacks.
GIANTS 20, COMMANDERS 12
Lawrence Cager, TE: Appeared on one offensive play with no stats for New York.
Tae Crowder, ILB: Placed on the Giants’ inactive list as a healthy scratch.
Azeez Ojulari, OLB: Forced a fumble and recorded four tackles, including half a sack, for New York.
Andrew Thomas, OL: Played all 63 snaps at left tackle, plus four more on special teams, and helped the Giants post 288 total yards.
SAINTS 21, FALCONS 18
Lorenzo Carter, OLB: Recovered a fumble and posted five tackles, including half a sack, for Atlanta.
BRONCOS 24, CARDINALS 15
A.J. Green, WR: Targeted twice with no catches for the Cardinals.
Jonathan Ledbetter, DE: Registered a career-high six tackles, including his first sack, for Arizona.
CHIEFS 30, TEXANS 24 (OT)
Mecole Hardman, WR: Designated to return from injured reserve on Wednesday, starting the 21-day evaluation period following an abdominal injury, but was not activated for Sunday’s game by the Chiefs, who clinched a playoff berth.
Malik Herring, DL: Was on Kansas City’s inactive list as a healthy scratch.
Cardinals: Javon Wims, WR
Chargers: Mark Webb, DB
Commanders: Jake Fromm, QB
Dolphins: Lamont Gaillard, OL
Giants: Solomon Kindley, OL
Rams: Richard LeCounte, DB
Reserve Lists (IR, PUP, NFI, COVID)
Bengals: Elijah Holyfield, RB
Commanders: Eli Wolf, TE
Falcons: John FitzPatrick, TE; Justin Shaffer, OL
Giants: Isaiah Wynn, OL
Packers: Eric Stokes, DB
Raiders: Jordan Jenkins, OLB
Rams: Matthew Stafford, QB
Vikings: Lewis Cine, DB (Minnesota clinched a playoff berth in Week 15)
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