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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dawgs Hoops Back on Track

From UGA Athletics...

Trey Thompkins led five Georgia scorers in double figures with 22 points including 18 in the first half as the Bulldogs cruised to a 98-68 win over North Carolina A&T Sunday at Stegeman Coliseum.

Thompkins also grabbed 12 rebounds to record his first career double-double. The freshman from Lithonia, Ga., was 8-of-10 from the field including 5-of-6 from beyond the arc.

"We've been talking about (Thompkins) asserting himself and doing more to get the ball in his hands," head coach Dennis Felton said. "He can score in the post with his back to the basket, he can obviously shoot the ball, and he also had plays tonight where he broke defenses down and made the next play for somebody else to score. Trey is coming along."

Corey Butler scored a career-high 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (8-4), who matched their largest offensive output of the season. Jeremy Price chipped in with a season-high 15 points, Dustin Ware added 11 and Travis Lesley scored 10.

"It was North Carolina A&T's game plan to do everything they could not to allow us to put the ball inside," Felton said.

The result was a season-high 17 three-pointers by Georgia including five apiece from Thompkins and Brewer. Georgia shot 53 percent from the field on 35-of-66 shooting while holding the Aggies (5-7) to just 36.8 percent.

The Bulldogs raced to a 7-0 lead and led throughout including a 51-27 advantage at halftime. Dwane Joshua led North Carolina A&T with 17 points while Robert Johnson added 15.

Georgia won without the services of senior Terrance Woodbury, who missed his third straight game since aggravating an ankle sprain on Dec. 19.

The Bulldogs return to action Wednesday against Kennesaw State at 4 p.m.

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