Maten, Frazier lead Georgia over UNC-Asheville 60-46
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Yante Maten scored a game-high 19 points, J.J. Frazier added 18 points and Georgia never trailed to beat UNC-Asheville 60-46 Monday night.
Georgia's win marked the 250th coaching victory for Mark Fox, now in his eighth season. Fox is 127-104 at Georgia.
Frazier tallied a 3-pointer at the 17:57 mark of the first half to record his 1,000th career point for Georgia (1-1). Frazier became the 47th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark.
UNCA (0-2) got double-digit scoring from Ahmad Thomas, who finished with 13 points, and Macio Teague, who added 11 points.
Georgia shot 40 percent from the field (22 of 55) while UNCA managed 34 percent (20 of 59). UNCA also lagged behind on the boards as Georgia held a 45-29 edge on the glass, including 34 defensive rebounds.
The only area where UNCA was able to keep with Georgia was in the lane, where it posted 22 points in the paint compared to Georgia's 24.
Georgia cleared its bench by game's end, with seven of 14 players reaching the scoring column, including freshman Jordan Harris, whose first collegiate shot attempt was a 3-pointer in the second half.