Caldwell-Pope, Georgia defeat Southern Cal 64-56

Caldwell-Pope, Georgia defeat Southern Cal 64-56
December 22, 2012, 3:47 pm
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Southern California guard J.T. Terrell (20) watches as Georgia's John Florveus goes for a layup during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Athens Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm)

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 12 of his 25 points in the first 5 minutes of the second half, John Cannon and Brandon Morris each added 10 points and Georgia beat Southern Cal 64-56 on Saturday.

Omar Oraby finished with 14 points for Southern Cal, which has lost 13 straight on the road.

Caldwell-Pope's jumper on the first possession of the second half made it 29-28 and gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the game. Georgia (4-7) never trailed again.

After beating Mercer by nine points earlier this week, the Bulldogs have won two straight for the first time.

Eric Wise added 12 points for the Trojans (4-8), who have lost seven of eight overall.

Cannon pulled down seven rebounds and Charles Mann handed out six assists for Georgia.