Price, Ware lead rout

Dustin Ware and Jeremy Price each scored 14 points as Georgia opened the season with an 85-48 win over Augusta State in an exhibition game Thursday night.

The Bulldogs, playing without top returning scorer and rebounder Trey Thompkins, scored the first 11 points of the game.

Thompkins, the Southeastern Conference’s preseason player of the year, sprained his right ankle in practice last Saturday and watched from the bench.

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"It was nice to get the win and to be able to play a lot of guys who are getting their first taste of what it’s like to play at this level," Georgia coach Mark Fox said. "Without Trey on the floor, we’re sort of having to reinvent ourselves. I saw a lot of good things out there, but certainly a lot of things we need to clean up before the season opener."

Just six minutes into the game, Chris Barnes gave Georgia its first 20-point lead on a dunk that pushed the score to 22-2.

Even with a seven-point run by the Jaguars, the Bulldogs widened the margin to 44-22 by halftime.

Gerald Robinson, playing his first minutes as a Bulldog since transferring from Tennessee State, scored 12 points and added 10 assists in just 20 minutes.

"It was very exciting to be back on the court," Robinson said. "It’s been a long, long year of waiting. In the back of my mind, I just knew this was what I’ve been waiting for this whole time. I’m ready to take advantage of it."

The Bulldogs will open the regular season at 7:30 p.m. next Friday against Mississippi Valley State at Stegeman Coliseum.

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