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Frazier, Gaines power Georgia past Ole Miss, 80-66
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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — J.J. Frazier scored 26 points and Kenny Gaines had 23 as Georgia contained Stefan Moody and beat Mississippi 80-66 on Saturday.

Frazier and Gaines combined to make 10 of 18 3-pointers.

Moody fouled out with 15 points, including 10 in the second half, with 1:45 remaining. Moody, who leads the SEC with his average of 23 points per game, has 19 games with at least 20 points.

Anthony Perez led the Rebels with 19 points and nine rebounds.

Yante Maten had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Georgia (15-12, 8-8 Southeastern Conference), which ended a three-game losing streak. Ole Miss (18-11, 8-8) suffered a damaging loss to its NCAA tournament hopes.

Three early 3-pointers from Gaines helped Georgia lead 25-13. The Rebels charged back with a 16-2 run that included 13 unanswered points for a 29-27 lead. The Bulldogs missed seven straight shots before recovering with 3s from Gaines and J.J. Frazier for a 33-32 halftime lead.

Moody, defended closely by Gaines and unable to break out in the first half, launched back-to-back 3-pointers to get untracked early in the second half. Another 3-pointer from Martavious Newby gave the Rebels their big lead at 49-41.

Georgia answered with an 11-0 run for a 52-51 lead. Moody was called for a push-off offensive foul during the run.

A 3-pointer by Rasheed Brooks cut the Georgia lead to 60-58 before Frazier's 3-pointer capped seven straight points for a 67-58 advantage.



Mississippi: Tomasz Gielo, from Poland, had 13 points and has scored in double figures in eight straight games. Before the run, he had gone seven straight games below 10 points. ... Moody made only two of six shots for five points in the first half and 5 of 13 for the game. ... Newby limped off the court after being called for an offensive foul with about eight minutes remaining. ... Moody had 29 points in the Rebels' 72-71 home win over Georgia on Jan. 9.

Georgia: Former Georgia coach Hugh Durham returned for a basketball reunion. Among former players who returned were Willie Anderson, James Banks, Charles Claxton, Rod Cole and D.A. Layne. ... A moment of silence was observed for the late Norm Reilly, who was the former longtime basketball sports information director for the Bulldogs and was the Alabama-Birmingham associate athletic director for media relations when he died earlier this month after a long battle with cancer. Reilly was 56.