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ATHENS, Ga. -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope picked up his sixth career double-double as Georgia beat Kentucky 72-62 Thursday night at Stegeman Coliseum.

Caldwell-Pope led Georgia with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Nemanja Djurisic and Donte' Williams scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.

"We are starting to show that we are growing up," said head coach Mark Fox. "We had a great crowd, and we had a great crowd last week against Tennessee, and that makes a huge difference. That's a win versus a terrific team, a well-coached team, a team that had to reinvent themselves after the loss of probably the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. You have to give the Kentucky staff and team a lot of credit and respect."

"We are starting to show that we are growing up," said head coach Mark Fox. We had a great crowd, and we had a great crowd last week against Tennessee, and that makes a huge difference. That's a win versus a terrific team, a well-coached team, a team that had to reinvent themselves after the loss of probably the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. You have to give the Kentucky staff and team a lot of credit and respect."

In the first half, Georgia used a 7-0 run to overcome an early Kentucky (20-10, 11-6) run and take a 22-16 lead with 5:31 remaining. Georgia used back-to-back three-pointers, including one by Caldwell-Pope as the buzzer sounded, to take a 31-26 lead to the halftime break.

Midway through the second half, Georgia used a 7-0 run, capped by an alley-oop dunk from D. Williams to build a 44-34 lead.

After Kentucky went on a 16-3 run to trail just 50-47, Georgia went on 12-0 run, highlighted by a breakaway dunk by Caldwell Pope to take an insurmountable 62-47 with under four minutes to play. The Bulldogs shot 10-of-12 from the free throw line in the final four minutes to seal their 15th win of the season.

Kentucky's last lead occurred at the 9:07 mark in the first half. The Wildcats were led by Archie Goodwin who scored 20 points.

Tonight's win was only the eighth time this season that Georgia has had three double-digit scorers.

With the win, Georgia is guaranteed to finish at least .500 in the SEC regular season, a feat now accomplished twice in the Mark Fox era.

It's Georgia's ninth win over the Wildcats in the previous 12 seasons.

Georgia heads to Tuscaloosa for it's regular season finale against Alabama Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.

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