Georgia Basketball began its 2011-12 season with a 74-50 exhibition victory over Morehouse at Stegeman Coliseum on Friday. Gerald Robinson Jr led the way for the Bulldogs with 20 points and six assists while back mate Dustin Ware pitched in eight points and one assist.
All eyes at the exhibition were on the Bulldogs’ newcomers. Mark Fox elected to start two freshman with John Florveus and Nemanja Djurisic joining Robinson and Ware in the starting lineup along with Sherrard Brantley. Djurisic finished with 12 points and four rebounds in just 15 minutes of action.
Much heralded freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope came off the bench in his first game for the Bulldogs and finished with six points in 20 minutes going 2-9 from the field. Sophomore forward Marcus Thornton also came of the bench and finished with four points and a team high six rebounds in 20 minutes.
“It was a good first outing,” head coach Mark Fox said. “We got a lot of guys a lot of experience that they needed. The key will be to try and get better from here.”
The Bulldogs emptied their bench as all 14 players in uniform got into the game. Georgia shot 40 percent for the game and out rebounded Morehouse 45-30.
Next up for the Bulldogs is the season opener against Florida A&M on November 11 that will be preceded by the Lady Dogs season opener against TCU.