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Claxton and dog fall to Missouri - Mar 7, 2019

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The University of Georgia men's basketball team lost to the Missouri Tigers 64-39 in Stegeman Coliseum on Wednesday night.

Nicolas Claxton (211-SF-99) led the Bulldogs with nine points and 10 rebounds, his 11th double-digit boards game of the season.

"We have had so much good in the sense of improvement, and we've had a bunch of really good practices," said Georgia head coach Tom Crean. "We have to work at it, and correct it to get ourselves ready for South Carolina and beyond."

The first half was heavily defensive. Georgia (11-19, 2-15) established the edge in the first two minutes of the game. Missouri (14-15, 5-12) came back to tie then take the advantage 4-3 at the 13:26 mark. The Bulldogs narrowed the gap to one but were unable to catch the Tigers. Both teams maintained pressure resulting in the 25-14 score going into the half.

Coming back to the court, Missouri remained dominant going on a four-point run. The Bulldogs answered with two free throws from Derek Ogbeide bringing the score to 29-16 with 16:29 remaining. The Tigers continued to maintain a steady scoring pace, upping their advantage to 19.

JoJo Toppin nabbed Georgia's first three of the night followed by a Claxton jumper bringing the score to 41-21. A Tyree Crump jumper ignited a 7-0 run for Georgia with 4:09 remaining.

The Bulldogs will wrap up their regular-season schedule on Saturday Mar. 9, at South Carolina at 1:00 p.m. on the SEC Network.

Sophomore Forward Nicolas Claxton
On tonight's game...
"We have to do a better job of rebounding. I see that I rebounded 50. I do not think I have been apart of rebounding that is that lop-sided. Rebounding is a big thing. Just making sure all five guys are locked in when they are on the court."

On shooting and rebounding effort tonight...
"I will give credit to Missouri, they came out and had a good game plan. At the end of the day we missed a lot of layups that we usually make. We missed some shots we usually make. That is something we just have to work on. All five guys have to box out and just be locked into that. I think we will see them again in Nashville."

On next season...
"I would just say we are not throwing this year away or anything like that. We are going to focus on these last few games and give these games all we have. Make sure we just get back to the drawing board this summer like we did this past summer. Everybody worked hard. All we can do is, I hope the new guys coming in are ready to work. We are just going to get back to the drawing board."   

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