ATHENS, Ga. — Eniel Polynice scored off an inbounds pass to himself with 11.3 seconds remaining, and No. 21 Ole Miss handed Georgia another tough loss, 80-76 Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs had several chances to reclaim the lead in a seesaw second half before Ole Miss (13-3, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) finished it off.
After the ball was knocked out of bounds under the basket with 14.6 seconds left, Polynice threw it in off Trey Thompkins’ back, grabbed the deflection and dropped in the shot that gave the Rebels a two-possession lead.
Georgia (8-7, 0-2) finished off a stretch of three straight games against Top 25 opponents with its second loss in a row. The Bulldogs gave No. 2 Kentucky a major scare before losing 76-68 on Saturday.
Read more in Thursday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.
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