Kenny Gaines scored a career-high 35 points to lead Georgia to a 63-52 victory over Murray State on Friday night.
Gaines’ previous best was 27 points against South Carolina on Feb. 22, 2014. He passed that mark with a 23-foot 3-pointer with 3:39 left to give the Bulldogs a 51-50 lead.
He came back on the next possession with another 3-pointer from the corner and then hit one from the top of the key, helping the Bulldogs (1-1) build a 57-52 advantage with 2:19 remaining.
Gaines shot 10 of 18 from the field, including 7 of 14 on 3-pointers.
Bryce Jones, Damarcus Croaker and Chad Culbreath scored 11 points each for the Racers (2-1).