Abdur-Rahim's 3 helps Georgia shock No. 18 Memphis 82-79

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Jabri Abdur-Rahim's 3-pointer with less than 2 minutes remaining gave Georgia the lead, and the Bulldogs snapped their four-game losing streak by beating No. 18 Memphis 82-79 on Wednesday night.

The 3-pointer by Abdur-Rahim, who scored 15 points, gave the Bulldogs a 78-77 lead over the Tigers, who led most of the second half. Kario Oquendo, who scored a game-high 24 points, followed with a steal and jam that extended the lead to three points.

Following a missed free throw by Landers Nolley II of Memphis, Georgia's Jailyn Ingram made one of two free throws for an 81-77 lead. A jam by Nolley, who led the Tigers with 17 points, cut the lead to two points.

Following Christian Wright's free throw, which pushed Georgia's lead to three points, Memphis was left with 4.5 seconds to set up a possible tying 3-pointer. Emoni Bates' heave from just past midcourt bounced off the rim.

Memphis (5-2) suffered its second consecutive defeat, following Friday's 78-59 loss to Iowa State that caused the Tigers to drop from No. 9 in the AP Top 25.

Georgia (3-5) took its second surprising win over a ranked Memphis team in less than two years. The Bulldogs beat then-No. 9 Memphis 65-62 on Jan. 4, 2020.

Abdur-Rahim's 3-pointer gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the second half at 48-47. Nolley answered with a 3 to give the lead back to the Tigers.

Alex Lomax, who had 14 points, followed with another 3 for Memphis, but the Tigers couldn't extend the lead.

Georgia's Jaxon Etter made two free throws to tie the game at 75-all. Lester Quinones, who had 12 points, gave Memphis the lead with two free throws.

The Bulldogs took a big lead at 28-21. The Tigers' defensive pressure eventually turned the momentum, and Memphis led 34-32 at halftime.

Georgia committed 13 turnovers, including 11 in the first half.


Memphis: Freshman Emoni Bates, who had 11 points, was assertive in the closing minutes, clearly showing no fear of taking the most important shots. He scored back-to-back baskets in one stretch. Ultimately, the Tigers couldn't take advantage of their superior size.

Georgia: The Bulldogs were without starting point guard Aaron Cook, who was held out with an illness. Etter, a junior, made his first career start. Cook is the Bulldogs' second-leading scorer, but the absence of his floor leadership was difficult to overcome in the first half. Wright, who had 17 points, helped fill the void.


Memphis: The Tigers will play their second of four games against Southeastern Conference opponents in a stretch of 18 days when they play at Mississippi on Saturday.

Georgia: The Bulldogs will continue their stretch of six consecutive home games in December when they face Jacksonville on Tuesday.


More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25


More Related News

Bryan Garcia pitches into seventh inning as Detroit Tigers take down Seattle Mariners, 4-3
Bryan Garcia pitches into seventh inning as Detroit Tigers take down Seattle Mariners, 4-3

Bryan Garcia allowed just five hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Mariners, 3-2, on Monday in Seattle.

Mike Leach hasn
Mike Leach hasn't beaten Sam Pittman: Saturday is his best chance

Mississippi State looms large for Arkansas if the Razorbacks want to salvage their football season.

Detroit Tigers Newsletter: An MLB playoff drought unlike any other
Detroit Tigers Newsletter: An MLB playoff drought unlike any other

With the Mariners in, and the Phillies about to be, the Detroit Tigers will have MLB's longest playoff drought entering next season - by 230 minutes.

LSU deemed a recruiting winner in September
LSU deemed a recruiting winner in September

The Tigers only landed one pledge in September, but it was quality over quantity.

No. 5 Clemson
No. 5 Clemson's path to perfection, ACC title gets clearer

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) No. 5 Clemson entered the season with several questions and doubters galore. Less than halfway through the season, the Tigers are in control of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Clemson knocked off its second straight ranked ACC Atlantic opponent with a 30-20 victory over No. 14 North Carolina State on Saturday night.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


  • sqooukcw
    (2022-06-13 16:13:48Z)

    https://www.hydroxychloroquinex.com/ buy hydroxychloroquine online cheap dr collins

  • fjmsusqd
    (2022-06-14 02:07:46Z)

    otc hydroxychloroquine for sale


Top News: Basketball