Moody leads Ole Miss past Georgia 72-71
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Stefan Moody hit a game-winning layup with 3.8 seconds left, capping a 29-point performance, as Mississippi defeated Georgia 72-71 Saturday night.
Sebastian Saiz and Rasheed Brooks added 14 points and 10 rebounds apiece for the Rebels (12-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference). Moody added seven assists and three steals as Ole Miss rallied from a 71-67 deficit in the final 42 seconds.
Yante Maten led Georgia (8-5, 1-2) with 20 points.
Georgia led 44-35 at halftime and by as many as 11 points in the second half before the rally by the Rebels. J.J. Frazier's 3-pointer put Georgia up 71-67 with 57 seconds left. Rasheed Brooks answered with a 3 for Ole Miss and, after a missed 3 on the other end, Moody hit the winner.
Kenny Gaines missed a contested, potential game-winning 3. Gaines finished with 14 points, while Charles Mann added 15. The Bulldogs led44-35 at halftime.
Each team made 21 of 58 (36 percent) from the field and faded in the final 15 minutes. Georgia was only 2 of 16 while Ole Miss was 3 of 12.
Ole Miss: Moody highlighted an early 13-0 first half run that included a free throw, a layup, a 3-point shot, two assists and a steal. ...Ole Miss is 10-1 when out rebounding opponents and had a 44-40 edge over the Bulldogs. ..The Rebels snapped a four-game losing streak to Georgia.
Georgia: Maten has scored at least 20 points in seven of Georgia's last 10 games.. ...Georgia ranks No. 7 nationally in field goal defense at 36.8 percent and held Ole Miss to 36.2 percent. ..Reserve freshman Derek Ogbeide had career highs of nine points and 10 rebounds.
Ole Miss visits LSU on Wednesday.
Georgia hosts Tennessee on Wednesday.