Georgia basketball defeated Kentucky for the first time in eight years Wednesday night, snapping a 14-game losing streak.
The Bulldogs defeated Kentucky 63-62 with a late comeback completed with a layup by P.J. Horne. Here are the MVPs from Georgia's victory:
P.J. Horne, forward
Horne had a mostly quiet night, with just eight points and one rebound. But he made the biggest shot of Georgia's season. Horne made the shot with a second left to give Georgia the win. He had to break open on an inbound pass from the baseline and make a shot with two defenders on his back.
His other six points were also important. Horne made a three-pointer two minutes into the game to give Georgia an early 5-0 lead. He later sunk a three-pointer with six minutes left in the first half to extend Georgia's lead to 23-17.
Andrew Garcia, forward
Garcia had a magnificent game Wednesday night, scoring 16 points and grabbing six offensive rebounds off the bench. For whatever reason, Kentucky couldn't keep track of Garcia. He constantly sneaked past the Wildcats defense to find open shots under the basket.
Before Horne made the game-winning shot, Garcia made a shot to cut the score to 62-61. While Kentucky's defense all watched Sahvir Wheeler in transition, Garcia got behind them to get open in the paint for an uncontested shot.
Justin Kier, guard
Georgia had 10 steals Wednesday night and Kier accounted for half. Kier didn't just steal the ball, he cashed in those thefts for points. He took three of his steals straight to the bucket. Kier finished the game with seven points, five steals, five rebounds and three assists.
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