Tshiebwe, Washington star in Kentucky win over Georgia

had a career-high 29 points and 17 rebounds,  Jr. added a school-record 17 assists with 17 points, and No. 16 shot 63% after halftime to pull away from for a 92-77 victory on Saturday night.

Both teams looked to rebound from close losses, intensity reflected in a back-and-forth first half featuring 10 lead changes. Late baskets by Tshiebwe and Keion Brooks Jr. (14 points) helped the Wildcats (12-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) lead 40-37 at halftime before mounting several spurts, including a 13-4 run over four minutes that made it 73-56. They made 22 of 35 in the second half and finished 40 of 70 (57%).

Kario Oquendo had 22 points, Aaron Cook 17 and Noah Baumann 14 for the Bulldogs (5-10, 0-2), who dropped their fourth consecutive game.

Tshiebwe bounced back from a season-low nine points at No. 21 to have his 11th double-double by the break before topping his previous scoring high of 25 points. The junior forward seemed headed for a 20-20 outing before settling for helping win the boards 31-25. He finished 13 of 21 from the field.

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