Caldwell-Pope leads Georgia past ETSU 54-38

Caldwell-Pope leads Georgia past ETSU 54-38

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ATHENS, Ga. -

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 13 points and Georgia broke a 4-game losing streak with a 54-38 victory over East Tennessee State on Friday night.

Caldwell-Pope, who has led the Bulldogs (2-4) in scoring every game this season, hit consecutive 3-pointers in the second half to help hold off the Buccaneers (1-3), who have lost three straight.

Donte Williams added 12 points for Georgia.

Freshman Lester Wilson led East Tennessee State with 12 points.

Caldwell-Pope was 5 for 9 from the field, including 3 of 6 from the 3-point line, and also led the Bulldogs with seven rebounds.

His back-to-back 3-pointers helped Georgia stop a surge from the Buccaneers, who had cut the lead to 46-35 with 6:15 left.

Georgia shot a season-high 63.2% (24 of 38) from the field, but was only 0 for 1 from the free-throw line.

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