ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Yante Maten and J.J. Frazier combined for 55 points and Georgia beat Furman 84-78 on Thursday.
Frazier scored 28 points – 15 in the second half – and Maten added 27 as Georgia improved to 2-1 and dropped Furman to 1-2.
The Bulldogs used their height advantage to outrebound Furman 30-23 and led for some 38 minutes of the game.
Trailing 36-31 at halftime, Furman rallied with a 14-3 run early in the second half and led 48-47, and then briefly led again at the 8:07 mark after a made free throw by Kris Acox.
From that point, Georgia outscored the Paladins 29-22 to earn the victory.
Juwan Parker and Mike Edwards scored eight points each and the Bulldogs shot 53 percent (28 of 53) from the field and 28 percent from beyond the arc, led by Frazier, who was 4 of 9 on 3-point attempts.
Acox scored 17 points for Furman and Daniel Fowler added 16 before leaving the game late with an injury. Devin Sibley, the Paladins’ leading point producer, added 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting.