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Georgia rides past Pepperdine
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ATHENS — Travis Leslie scored 14 points and Georgia defeated Pepperdine 64-47 on Wednesday night.

The Bulldogs (7-4) trailed 6-5 early, but led the rest of the game.

Trey Thompkins scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Georgia, and Ricky McPhee added 10 points.

Georgia outrebounded the Waves 43-28 and held Pepperdine to 35 percent shooting (18 of 51).

The Waves pulled within 24-19 on Dane Suttle's 3 with 4:58 left in the first half. But the Bulldogs closed out the half with a 9-2 run to take a 33-21 halftime lead.

Georgia used a 10-4 run early in the second half to take 43-25 lead with 16:11 to play.

Ebuka Anyaorah gave the Bulldogs their biggest lead of the game, 58-35, on a free throw with 7:07 remaining.

Jonathan Dupre scored 14 points off the bench for the Waves (4-11), who lost for the eighth time in nine games.

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