June 22, 2024

ATHENS, Georgia — As Georgia defeated North Florida 78–60 on Friday afternoon in front of 6,603 fans at Stegeman Coliseum, the team made a season-high 11 3-pointers, including all eight of their initial tries.
With this victory, the Bulldogs (9-3) have now won seven straight games, which is the longest run under Mike White’s tenure. For the fourth game this season, Noah Thomasson scored ten points, Silas Demary Jr. dished out a team-high six assists while committing no turnovers, and Jabri Abdur-Rahim led the team in scoring with eighteen points and four rebounds. Georgia concluded with 27 made field goals and a season-high 21 assists. The Ospreys (7-7), who were the best in the country with 46.2 percent of their points coming from 3-point range, were restricted to just 28.6 percent of their 42 attempts from beyond the arc by the Bulldogs, below their season average.
With just over eight minutes left in the half, Georgia, which had trouble getting its offense going early in the game, managed to put up four straight baskets to take its first lead of the day. After a 17-0 run spanning four and a half minutes, the Bulldogs had a nine-point lead. The group made their first eight 3-pointers, sparked by Abdur-Rahim’s explosive five-for-five start from beyond the arc in the first half. Georgia’s offense continued to click after entering the locker room with a 16-point lead, dishing out 11 assists on 13 successful field goals. For the fourth time in their previous five games, the Bulldogs have now scored at least 75 points.

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