Tide Still Allergic to Lead

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Trey Thompkins scored 14 of his 21 points in
the final nine minutes to help Georgia overcome a 13-point
second-half deficit and beat Alabama 76-70 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (12-13, 4-8 Southeastern Conference) won their
third straight at home to improve to 11-3 this season at Stegeman
Coliseum.
Georgia snapped an 11-game losing streak to SEC Western Division
opponents.
Alabama (14-12, 4-8) has lost five of six, but the Crimson Tide
took their biggest lead when Mikhail Torrance's two free throws
made it 52-39 with 11:39 remaining.
Since beating Georgia last year in Tuscaloosa, the Tide had lost
five straight and six of eight to the SEC East.
Thompkins, who finished with a season-high 17 rebounds, banked
in a 14-footer with 4:12 left in the game to make it 61-60 and give
the Bulldogs their first lead in nearly 13 minutes.


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