ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Dustin Ware scored a season-high 17 points as Georgia held off Saint Louis 64-56 on Wednesday night.
Georgia (4-2) led by 20 points early in the second half and was up 12 with 4:41 remaining after Ware hit a runner. But a dunk by Willie Reed, a 3-pointer by Kwamain Mitchell and a steal and layup by Mitchell cut the margin to 55-50 with 3:11 to play.
Trey Thompkins hit a turnaround jumper for Georgia and assisted on a backdoor layup by Jeremy Price to put the Bulldogs up by nine with 1:53 to go.
Mitchell scored 16 for Saint Louis (4-3) and Reed had 14.
Price added 14 points for the Bulldogs.
Georgia led 13-3 before Saint Louis scored its first field goal on a finger roll by Femi John midway through the first half.
The Bulldogs led 31-18 at the break.