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Winthrop 80, Georgia 60

12/9/2003

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Winthrop got 20 points from Tyrone Walker and
18 from James Shuler Tuesday night in an 80-60 victory over
Georgia, the South Carolina school's first win against a
Southeastern Conference team.

The Eagles (5-2), perennial powers in the Big South Conference
who have lost 10 times against SEC opponents, hit 10 of 20
three-pointers, out-rebounded Georgia 29-25 and had just seven
turnovers to 12 for the Bulldogs.

Rashad Wright led Georgia (4-2) with 15 points, and Jonas Hayes
added 13.

The Bulldogs trailed by 12 at halftime, and the game quickly got
away as Walker made two baskets and Marcus Cooke hit a three to go
up by 18, 52-34 with 15:35 to play.

Georgia got as close as 31-29 with 2:55 to play when Chris
Daniels drove across the lane for a lefty finger-roll. But the
Eagles scored the last 10 points of the half to lead 41-29 at
intermission. Shuler finished the first half with 16 points.

The Eagles opened the season at Kentucky, losing to that SEC foe
65-44.