Georgia 39

(11-10, 3-7 SEC)

Vanderbilt 61

(15-5, 4-5 SEC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 11, 2004

    Memorial Gymnasium (Vandy), Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    UGA 18 2139
    VAN 34 2761

    Vanderbilt 61, Georgia 39

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Matt Freije and Dawid Przbyszewski each scored 13 points as Vanderbilt held Georgia without a field goal over a 14-minute stretch in a 61-39 victory Wednesday night.

    Julian Terrell added 10 points as Vanderbilt (15-5, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) went 19-of-20 from the free throw line, building a 61-34 lead in the second half after a layup by Corey Smith with three minutes left to play.

    Georgia (11-10, 3-7) remained in the SEC Eastern Division cellar. The Bulldogs failed to hit a field goal after Levi Stukes' 3-pointer with 6:29 remaining in the first half, and missed 13 consecutive shots until Steve Newman's layup with 12:02 left in the second. Stukes' shot was the only field goal during an 18-minute span straddling halftime.

    Georgia came into the game with four players averaging double figures in points, but the Bulldogs hit just 28.3 percent (13-of-46) from the field. Stukes finished with a team-high nine points. Georgia also committed 18 turnovers.

    The Bulldogs' leading scorer, Rashad Wright, who is averaging nearly 14 points a game, didn't play after injuring his left ankle Saturday against Auburn. That snapped Wright's streak of consecutive starts at 98.

    The Bulldogs turned the ball over six times in the first eight minutes and committed six fouls by the 14:09 mark as Vanderbilt built an 11-3 lead.

    The Commodores extended their advantage by hitting 10 of 11 free throws in the first half, compared to just 4-of-6 for Georgia. Poor free throw shooting plagued Vanderbilt in Saturday's loss at Florida. The Commodores went just 11-of-20 from the line in that game.

    Vanderbilt could have extended the lead more, but went just 4-of-12 from the field in the last eight minutes to close the half with a 34-18 lead.

    Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings won his 200th career game. He's 200-127 in 11 seasons.

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