Originally created 11/22/05

Georgia defeats Eastern Kentucky



CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - Freshman guard Mike Mercer scored 19 points to lead Georgia to a 76-68 victory over Eastern Kentucky at the Paradise Jam tournament on Monday night.

Billy Humphrey added 15 points and had 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs, who took third place in the six-team round-robin tournament.

Both teams shot well as Georgia made 50.9 percent of its shots and Eastern Kentucky made 48.2 percent.

Jason McLeish led the Colonels with 17 points. Matt Witt added 13 points and eight assists.