After a slow start, a three from Edwards and two free throws from Crump got the Bulldogs within two of the Blazers. Crump tied the game at 23 with 8:54 to play in the first half. Edwards gave Georgia its first lead since 3-2 at 26-25 with a shot from behind the arc with eight minutes remaining in the half.
The Bulldogs ended the half on a 4-of-5 streak from the field and forced four Valdosta turnovers to maintain their 42-37 lead going into the locker room.
Georgia came out strong on both sides of the ball in the second half, going on an 8-0 run to gain its first double-digit lead of the game. In the first seven minutes of play, the Bulldogs were 6-of-8 shooting while holding the Blazers to 2-of-11.
Georgia will travel to Charlotte next Friday for an exhibition game against the 49ers. The Bulldogs host Western Carolina in the season opener on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.