ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia broke open a close game with a strong start to the second half and Gerald Robinson had 10 of his 20 points in the final 6 minutes as the Bulldogs beat Mercer 72-58 on Tuesday night.
Georgia (6-5) struggled with poor shooting early in the game and, trying to avoid its first loss to the Bears in 52 years, trailed most of the first half before opening the second half with a 16-3 run.
Freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who did not score in the first half, had a steal and jam to cap the 16-3 run for a 46-33 lead.
Mercer (7-5) had only six points in the first 9 minutes of the second half. Langston Hall led the Bears with 16 points, including 11 in the first half.
Georgia has won two in a row after four straight losses.
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