ATHENS, Ga. — Freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points, Gerald Robinson added 15 and Georgia snapped No. 12 Florida’s three-game winning streak with a 76-62 victory Saturday.
The Gators, who never led in the game, trailed by double digits most of the second half. They whittled the lead to five points on Kenny Boynton’s 3-pointer with 1:53 remaining.
Georgia (13-15, 4-10 Southeastern Conference) scored the next six points as Dustin Ware and Donte’ Williams both made two free throws and Caldwell-Pope followed with a breakaway dunk to make it 73-62.
Florida (22-7, 10-4) had won 10 of 12 overall and had taken of 15 of 17 against Georgia.
CLEMSON 72, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 69
In Clemson, S.C., Andre Young scored 12 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.5 seconds left, to help Clemson beat North Carolina State in overtime.
Young did not have a basket from behind the arc until he made a straightaway 3-pointer to tie the game at 69-all with 1:13 left in overtime. Young’s next shot was even better, a catch-and-shoot 3 from the left corner to put the Tigers (15-13, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) ahead to stay. Lorenzo Brown and Leslie had 18 points each to lead the Wolfpack (18-11, 7-7).
GEORGIA TECH 63, MARYLAND 61
In Atlanta, sophomore Kammeon Holsey recorded his first double-double of his career with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgia Tech used stifling defense in the second half to beat Maryland.
The win was just the second in the past 13 games for the Yellow Jackets (10-18, 3-11 Atlantic Coast Conference), who snapped a four-game losing streak.
The Terrapins (16-8, 6-8) led 37-31 at halftime, but missed 20 of their first 22 shots after halftime.
TENNESSEE 73, SOUTH CAROLINA 64
In Columbia, Trae Golden had 21 points and Jordan McRae added 16 points and eight rebounds to lead Tennessee to a win over South Carolina,
The Volunteers (16-13, 8-6 Southeastern) never trailed and shot 52.2 percent, (24 of 46) becoming the seventh SEC team to shoot 50 percent or better this season against the Gamecocks.
Bruce Ellington had 19 points to lead South Carolina (10-18, 2-12), which shot 32.4 percent (22 of 68).