Litterial Green scored 18 points and No. 11 Georgia overcame numerous turnovers Friday night to post a 78-60 victory over winless Miami.
Georgia, 5-1, which had been averaging 94 points per game in their first six games, struggled against Miami's deliberate style but managed to take an 11-point lead at the half.Georgia led 24-13 with 12 minuts to go in the first half before going on a 17-2 run and 42-31 at the half. The Bulldogs upped their advantage to 20 in the second half, using a pressure defense to thwart a Miami comeback. Reggie Tinch added a season-high 12 points for Miami.
The Hurricanes, 0-5, are off to their worst start since 1939-40. Joe Wylie and Jerome Scott led Miami with 16 points each.
No. 25 Nebraska 113, Tenn. Tech 92
At Lincoln, Neb., junior Carl Hayes scored 18 points to lead seven Nebraska players in double figures Friday night, leading the No. 25 Cornhuskers to a victory over Tennessee Tech in the opening game of the Ameritas Classic.
Nebraska, 8-1, advanced to Saturday's final where it will play the winner of Friday's second game between Bowling Green and Alabama State. Tennessee Tech will play in Saturday's consolation game.
Nebraska jumped out to a 32-20 lead in the first half and behind senior Beau Reid's 12 points, upped its lead to 64-43 at halftime. The 64 first-half points were the most scored by a Nebraska team since Dec. 14, 1970 against Nevada-Reno.
In the second half, Nebraska opened up a 101-69 with 6:08 remaining.
Rich King paced Nebraska with 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
John Best scored a career-high 24 points for Tennessee Tech.