No. 22 Kentucky has it easy against Georgia in 82-48 rout

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Jamal Murray scored 24 points, Tyler Ulis added 14 and No. 22 Kentucky held Georgia to a season-low 22 percent shooting to coast to an 82-48 victory Tuesday night.

Picking up where he left off after a career-best 35 points on Saturday against Florida, Murray made 8 of 14 from the field including 6 of 10 from 3-point range. His accuracy helped spur the Wildcats (18-6, 8-3 Southeastern Conference) to 52 percent shooting and a surprisingly easy win over a Bulldogs team that entered as the nation’s No. 6 team and SEC leader in field goal defense.

Georgia (13-9, 6-5) just couldn’t make shots as its two-game winning streak ended. The Bulldogs closed the first half on a 0-for-17 drought and weren’t much better in the second half as they trailed by 37 points in the final minutes.

Yante Maten’s 16 points led the Bulldogs.

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