OXFORD, Miss. -- Kenny Gaines scored 22 points and Marcus Thornton added 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead Georgia to a 76-72 victory over Ole Miss on Wednesday night.
Georgia (18-9, 9-6 SEC) shot 37 percent from the field (23-of-62) and hit 11-of-23 3-pointers.
Gaines was 8-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. Nemanja Djurisic scored 17 points on 5-of-13 shooting and also hit 4 3-pointers.
Ole Miss (19-9, 10-5 SEC) struggled from the field, particularly beyond the arc. The Rebels were 0-for-7 on 3-point attempts in the first half, 6-of-29 for the game.
Georgia led for all but 29 seconds of the game. They led 34-23 at the half. The Bulldogs were able to split the Ole Miss defense consistently, winning the assist battle 17-10. And scoring 15 second-chance points.
But the contest was far from one-sided. Ole Miss kept pace throughout, and with 4:33 to play a Stefan Moody 3-pointer trimmed the Georgia lead to 2 points before the Rebel rally ran out of steam.
Moody led the Rebels with 19 points on 5-of-16 shooting, but was only 2-of-11 from beyond the arc. Jarvis Summers added 13 points. Sebastian Saiz had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Terence Smith chipped in 11 points.
Georgia has now won four straight over Ole Miss. This is Mark Fox's team's second road win in as many tries after winning an overtime game at Alabama on Saturday.
Georgia: The Bulldogs have more wins in Oxford (25) than any other SEC road venue. The Bulldogs are now 25-25 all-time.
Ole Miss: The Rebels are one win away from winning 20 games for the seventh time in the past nine seasons under coach Andy Kennedy.
Georgia: The Bulldogs are at home against Missouri Saturday.
Ole Miss: Mississippi plays LSU in Baton Rouge on Saturday.