GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida's Corey Brewer led the third-ranked Gators' 67-51 victory today over Georgia in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Brewer had 19 points and 10 rebounds for his second career double-double and first of the season. He also had seven assists, four steals and a blocked shot.
He said -- quote -- "The team was giving me the ball and I was able to finish."
The Bulldogs led 26-25 at halftime but still lost their fourth straight game in the middle of a tough schedule stretch. Three of those losses were against Top 25 teams - Number 23 Clemson and Number 4 Wisconsin before Florida.
Three players each scored 10 points for Georgia - Steve Newman, Billy Humphrey and Takais Brown. Brown also had seven rebounds and three blocks. The Bulldogs dropped to 8-and-5 while the Gators are now 14-and-2.
Georgia coach Dennis Felton said to win the game, the team needed to cut down on turnovers and get more rebounds than the Gators.