Georgia’s last field goal came with 4:45 to play when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drove the baseline and made a free throw that gave the Bulldogs (2-0) a 53-43 lead.
Dee Brown led the Falcons (1-1) with 15 points.
NO. 1 NORTH CAROLINA 91, UNC ASHEVILLE 75
In Asheville, N.C., Tyler Zeller scored 27 points to help North Carolina fight off UNC Asheville in the debut of the Bulldogs’ new Kimmel Arena.
CLEVELAND STATE 71, NO. 7 VANDERBILT 58
In Nashville, Tenn., D’Aundray Brown scored 18 points and Cleveland State opened the season by upsetting Vanderbilt in a regional game of the Legends Classic.
NO. 9 LOUISVILLE 68, LAMAR 48
In Louiusville, Ky., freshman Chane Behanan had 10 points and 13 rebounds for a second consecutive double-double to start his college career and Louisville beat Lamar at the Global Sports Invitational.
NO. 10 PITTSBURGH 86, RIDER 78
In Pittsburgh, Ashton Gibbs scored 24 points, including the clinching 3-pointer with a minute remaining, and Pittsburgh escaped Rider.
Nasir Robinson added 22 points and six rebounds for the Panthers (2-0)
NO. 12 BAYLOR 92, JACKSON STATE 59
In Waco, Texas, freshman Quincy Miller scored 17 points, leading Baylor in scoring again in a victory over Jackson State.
NO. 16 ARIZONA 73, BALL STATE 63
In Tucson, Arizon., Kyle Fogg scored 19 points, Solomon Hill added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Arizona pulled away late to beat Ball State.
NO. 20 TEXAS A&M 83, SOUTHERN 58
In College Station, Texas, junior forward Ray Turner scored 20 points and Texas A&M beat Southern in coach Billy Kennedy’s return to the Aggies’ sideline.
NO. 21 CINCINNATI 65, ALABAMA STATE 40
In Cincinnati, Yancy Gates scored 15 points in his 14th career double-double and Cincinnati opened its regular season with a win over Alabama State.