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Humphrey Coliseum - Starkville, MS

Frazier leads Georgia past Mississippi St.

2104 days ago
Associated Press
Photo: Steve Helber | AP

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- J.J. Frazier sank all seven of his 3-pointers and finished with a career high 37 points on 12-for-14 shooting to lead Georgia to a 72-66 win over Mississippi State on Saturday.

Georgia (13-5, 4-2 SEC) shot 49 percent from the field but hit 11 of 18 from three-point range for 61 percent. The majority of its offense, however, came from an incredible performance from Frazier, who put in 27 points above his average.

After a seven-point halftime lead from Georgia, MSU (9-10, 2-4) got no closer than three points the rest of the way and the Bulldogs led by as many as 12.

MSU was led by a career-day from Roquez Johnson, who had 25 points on 10-for-18 shooting and made it a double-double by adding 11 rebounds.

MSU shot 34 percent and tied a season-high eight 3-pointers on 18 attempts. It out-rebounded Georgia 42-32 and had the advantage in the paint, 28-18.

Georgia extended its lead to 12 in the second half, but Mississippi State wouldn't go away. It twice battled back to a three-point game and had a 9-2 run thanks to three straight 3s to cut the margin to a point, 65-64, with less than two minutes left. Georgia hit key free throws down the stretch to clinch the home court win.

TIP INS

Georgia: J.J. Frazier was 12-for-14 shooting on the day hitting 7-for-7 from three. The rest of the team shot 12 of 29 and 4 of 11 from three. Frazier was averaging just nine points coming into the game and 41 percent from beyond the arc.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs of Starkville got a combined 23 rebounds from their starting post players, Gavin Ware and Roquez Johnson. Ware had 12 rebounds, giving him 28 in the last two games combined.

UP NEXT

Georgia heads back home for a Tuesday matchup against Vanderbilt. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. (ET) tip on SEC Network.

Mississippi State heads to Oxford for a rivalry matchup against Ole Miss at Tad Smith Coliseum on Wednesday at 8 p.m. on the SEC Network.