Boxscore
Iona 81, Georgia 78
Saturday, December 15, 2012 5:00 PM
Location - Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
Officials - Patrick Adams, Tony Greene, Garrick Shannon
Attendance - 4680

Final Scoring Summary

FinalOT 1 2 X T
Iona 35 31 15 81
Georgia 36 30 12 78

Recap


Iona 81, Georgia 78 (OT): Curtis Dennis hit a 3-pointer with 20.5 seconds left in overtime as the visiting Gaels rallied past the struggling Bulldogs.

Iona (4-4) trailed 76-75 after Georgia’s Kenny Gaines hit a jumper with 34 seconds left in extra time. Dennis then scored his only three points to put the Gaels ahead 78-76.

Georgia’s Nemanja Djurisic had a chance to tie the game from the free-throw line with 3.5 seconds left and the Bulldogs trailing 79-77, but missed one of two shots. The Bulldogs (2-7) finished 20-for-37 from the foul line, missing 11 of their final 17 attempts.

Lamont Jones – the seventh-leading scorer in the country entering play Saturday – led four Iona players in double figures with 25 points. Sean Armand added 18 points, including a 3-pointer with 54 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 66 and force overtime.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Georgia while freshman Charles Mann added a career-high 18 points off the bench. Donte' Williams added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs, who have lost seven of eight.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Georgia trailed by 12 points eight minutes into the game, but rallied to take a 36-35 halftime lead on Caldwell-Pope’s half-court shot at the buzzer. … Iona freshman A.J. English scored a career-high 17 points. … Jones has scored at least 20 points in six of the Gaels’ eight games.

Iona Gaels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sean Armand 43:00 5-12 3-10 5-6 0 7 7 4 4 2 3 1 18
Shawn Jackson 19:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 5 1 0 1 4
Lamont Jones 41:00 9-20 2-8 5-6 1 3 4 6 3 2 3 0 25
Tavon Sledge 34:00 4-6 2-3 0-1 0 2 2 5 3 1 4 0 10
A.J. English 37:00 6-13 4-11 1-2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 17
Taaj Ridley 22:00 2-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 5 1 0 0 4
Curtis Dennis 11:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
DaShawn Gomez 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Tre Bowman 5:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nyandigisi Moikobu 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 225 29-63 12-36 11-16 4 15 19 18 26 9 11 2 81
  46.0% 33.3% 68.8% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 11

Georgia Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 42:00 6-11 3-5 3-5 1 9 10 2 0 3 0 2 18
Nemanja Djurisic 21:00 0-5 0-3 4-6 1 2 3 2 2 1 5 0 4
Brandon Morris 34:00 5-12 0-0 2-5 3 4 7 3 1 0 3 0 12
Vincent Williams 14:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 0
Donte Williams 29:00 6-10 0-0 4-6 7 3 10 1 5 2 0 2 16
Charles Mann 31:00 5-8 1-1 7-13 2 5 7 0 0 1 2 0 18
Kenny Gaines 21:00 3-6 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 6
John Cannon 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Tim Dixon 14:00 2-5 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 4
Sherrard Brantley 17:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 225 27-61 4-12 20-37 16 29 45 14 14 8 16 4 78
  44.3% 33.3% 54.1% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 16