LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Joe Crawford scored 23 points and Patrick Patterson added 20 points and nine rebounds as Kentucky held off Georgia 61-55 tonight.
Ramel Bradley had eight points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (14-10, 8-3 Southeastern Conference), who swept the season series from the Bulldogs (12-12, 3-8) to keep a firm grip on second-place in the SEC's Eastern Division.
Terrance Woodbury led Georgia with 15 points and Sundiata Gaines had 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. But the Bulldogs shot just 32 percent from the floor and made just one field goal over the game's final six minutes.
Kentucky led by as many as 16, but Georgia managed to hang around and got within three at 55-52 on a 3-pointer by Gaines with 6:22 to play. The Dogs couldn't quite make it all the way back. Six straight possessions the Bulldogs had the ball with a chance to cut the lead to one or tie.
It never happened.
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