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Georgia squanders big lead, falls 63-62 to Vanderbilt

POSTED: February 27, 2013 11:27 p.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kevin Bright hit a pull-up jumper with 0.6 seconds left, and Vanderbilt rallied from a 17-point deficit to edge Georgia 63-62 Wednesday night for the Commodores' second straight win.

The Commodores (12-15, 6-9 Southeastern Conference) now have won three of their last four, trying to play their way up from the league's bottom four teams and avoid playing on the opening night of the SEC tournament in two weeks.

Kedren Johnson scored 17 points. Reserve Sheldon Jeter matched his career high with 14 points, all in the second half, and Bright scored 11 as Vanderbilt extended its winning streak to eight straight over Georgia. Vandy hit 17 of 18 at the free throw line.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds for Georgia (13-15, 7-8). His desperate fling at the bucket bounced harmlessly off the left side of the backboard as the buzzer sounded.


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