Shooting woes plague Bulldogs in loss to Arizona State

Jaelen House (left) of the Arizona State Sun Devils and Sahvir Wheeler of the Georgia Bulldogs dive for a loose ball. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Credit: Christian Petersen

Credit: Christian Petersen

Arizona State held Georgia's star freshman Anthony Edwards to one point in the second half and just 13 in the game as the Sun Devils beat the visiting Bulldogs 79-59 on Saturday night.

Edwards missed all five of his 3-point attempts.

Georgia (6-3) lost for the third time in five games. The Bulldogs had a brutal night shooting, especially from long range, where they connected on just 2 of 24 shots (eight percent) from 3-point range. Tye Fagan led Georgia with 15 points.

The Bulldogs hadn't played in 10 days, taking a break to get through the fall semester's exams. They looked rusty in their return.

Anthony Edwards #5 of the Georgia Bulldogs attempts a shot over Taeshon Cherry of the Arizona State Sun Devils. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Credit: Christian Petersen

Credit: Christian Petersen

The 6-foot-5 Edwards was productive early though, scoring 10 of Georgia's first 15 points and finishing the first half with 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting. The rest of the Bulldogs struggled, making just 6 of 20 before the break.

Remy Martin scored 23 points, Romello White had 18 points and 17 rebounds and Arizona State pulled away in the second half.

The Sun Devils (8-2) won their fifth straight game. Alonzo Verge Jr. added 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting.

White made three quick buckets early in the second half, using his powerful 6-foot-8, 235-pound body to finish through contact and help ASU build a 48-37 lead. He finished 7-for-8 from the field and grabbed six offensive rebounds.

Georgia returns home to host SMU on Friday.

In Other News