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Georgia returns from break to take on UMass

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Georgia returns from an 11-day layoff for their first ever meeting with UMass Saturday in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The Bulldogs have won three straight games and are off to a 7-1 start which is their best start since the 2006-07 season. Georgia defeated a ranked Saint Mary’s team in the consolation round of the Wooden Legacy tournament and then knocked off Marquette on the road a few days later. They returned home for a much harder than anticipated 87-82 win at home over Winthrop but again showed poise down the stretch and were able to avoid what would have been a damaging upset.

The Minutemen enter the game with a 5-5 record but have won two straight with victories over Holy Cross and Providence. They are led by 5-10 sophomore guard Luwane Pipkins who is averaging 18.9 points and shooting 37 percent from three-point range.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Saturday, December 16, 3 p.m. ET

Location: Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass

TV: NBC Sports Network

Streaming: SECN+

Radio: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network. (Flagship: WSB AM 750 Atlanta