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Georgia rallies to beat Jacksonville State 67-64

Nov 28, 2009 - 2:31 AM ATHENS, Ga.(AP) -- Trey Thompkins scored 19 points and Georgia rallied in the second half to defeat Jacksonville State 67-64 Friday.

Jacksonville State (2-3) led by as much as 11 in the first half. After letting the lead slip away in the second half, the Gamecocks were back on top 57-55 with 2:57 remaining after Trenton Marshall hit a free throw.

But Georgia's Dustin Ware hit his only basket of the game, a 3-pointer with 2:33 left, to put Georgia (3-2) up 58-57. Thompkins stole the ball on the Gamecocks' next possession, setting up another 3-pointer with 2:00 to go by Ricky McPhee, who contributed 16 points and eight rebounds.

Travis Leslie also scored 16 for the Bulldogs.

Jay-R Strowbridge led Jacksonville State with 16 points. Strowbridge was at the line for three shots with 1.3 seconds to play, but made only the first two as Georgia rebounded the last miss for the final margin.