4:00 PM ET, January 8, 2011
Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, GA
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia finally has a signature win.Maybe now the rest of the country will take notice.The up-and-coming Bulldogs claimed their biggest victory of Mark Fox's two-year coaching tenure, upsetting Kentucky (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) 77-70 on Saturday for their ninth straight win -- the school's longest streak since its 1983 Final Four season."This is the type of game we needed to make a run for the NCAA tournament," said Trey Thompkins, who led Georgia with 25 points. "We feel we can play with anybody."
• Trey Thompkins had his second straight 25-point game to lead Georgia.
• Georgia has won nine straight, the longest active streak in the SEC. The Bulldogs are off to a 12-2 start, their best start since 2001-02.
• Georgia has beaten Kentucky in eight of the past 10 seasons.
• Kentucky had three players foul out and committed 24 fouls against 14 for Georgia.
• Terrence Jones had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Kentucky for his sixth double-double this season, but first in his past seven games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-71 (.380)||22-49 (.449)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-20 (.300)||3-9 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-16 (.625)||30-34 (.882)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||24 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|