Mann, Thornton lead Georgia past Missouri
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Charles Mann scored 19 points, Marcus Thornton added 15 and Georgia won its second straight game with a 71-56 victory over Missouri on Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs (16-11, 10-5 Southeastern Conference) have won six of seven.
Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson each finished with 17 points for Missouri (19-9, 7-8 SEC).
The Tigers, coming off Saturday's dispirited loss at Alabama, might have hurt their chance of making a sixth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Georgia, which went just 6-6 in nonconference play, began the SEC schedule by snapping Missouri's 26-game home winning streak on Jan. 8, is alone in third place in the SEC behind No. 1 Florida and No. 17 Kentucky.
Missouri dropped into a two-way tie for 10th place with Vanderbilt.
Georgia's Kenny Gaines, coming off career-high 27 points at South Carolina, finished with 10 points.