Sunday, February 7
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — J.J. Frazier scored 16 points and Georgia beat short-handed Auburn 65-55 on Saturday night, giving the Tigers their fifth straight loss. Auburn missed 18 straight shots from the field as Georgia pulled away in the second half. The Tigers struggled after leading scorer Kareem Canty was suspended indefinitely before the game. Yante Maten had 12 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots for Georgia (13-8, 6-4 Southeastern Conference), which has won four of six. Charles Mann also had 12 points.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ike Smith made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 34 seconds left, then forced a turnover to help Georgia Southern beat Texas State 66-62 on Saturday night. Tookie Brown scored 25 points to lead the Eagles (10-12, 6-6 Sun Belt), who shot 50 percent from the floor. Mike Hughes added 18 points.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Troyce Manassa scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Savannah State beat Morgan State 57-49 on Saturday night, snapping a four-game slide. Manassa was 7 of 12 from the field for the Tigers (8-13, 4-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Brian Pearson added seven points and five rebounds and Chris Martin and Khalen Pinkett chipped in six points apiece. Manassa scored six points as part of a 9-2 run to open the second half and the Tigers led 33-26 with 16:06 to go. Savannah State led the rest of the way.
ATLANTA (AP) — Jorge Bilbao had 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Texas-Arlington stopped a four-game losing skid with a 90-69 win over Georgia State on Saturday. The Mavericks, who won the rebound battle 45-27, dominated the second half 43-31. Isaiah Williams led Georgia State (13-8, 6-6) with 14 points. Kevin Ware added 12. The Mavericks beat Georgia State 85-70 in the first meeting this year.