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Georgia Beats Elon

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Billy Humphrey came off the bench after a one-game suspension to score 18 points in leading Georgia to a 76-65 win over Elon Tuesday night.

Humphrey missed last week's game with Grambling State after he was arrested for felony possession of a knife on campus. He accounted for 12 of Georgia's first 16 points.

Four more Bulldogs scored in double figures: Sundiata Gaines with 14, Dave Bliss with 12 and Terrance Woodbury and Chris Barnes with 11 apiece.

Ola Atoyebi led Elon (2-2) with 20 points, and freshman Chris Long came off the bench to score 19 for the Phoenix. Georgia (3-0) bolted to a 26-8 lead on Gaines' layup with 12:13 to play in the first half.

The Bulldogs led 37-25 at halftime. Their biggest lead of the second half was an 18-point spread when Woodbury hit a 3-pointer with 14:09 to play to make it 51-33. But the Phoenix whittled the margin to single digits several times in the last eight minutes. Elon got as close as seven at 67-60 with 2:30 to play.

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