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10 days of post-governor race drama ends with Abrams' speech

Nov. 17, 2018 9:35 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for "gross mismanagement" of a...

Georgia Tech warms up on offense, beats East Carolina, 79-54

Nov. 16, 2018 11:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Curtis Haywood II scored a career-high 18 points to help Georgia Tech overcome a slow start, but his memory may have been more important than any of his baskets as the Jackets eased past East Carolina, 79-54 on Friday night. Tech (3-1) missed eight of its first 10 shots and fell behind the...

Georgia law enforcement helicopter crashes in Alabama river

Nov. 16, 2018 11:11 PM EST

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say divers have recovered the fuselage of a Georgia law enforcement helicopter that crashed into a river in Alabama, but they have spotted no signs of survivors. The Chilton County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that dives were suspended Friday night because of...

Claxton sparks 11-0 run that lifts Georgia past Bearkats

Nov. 16, 2018 10:38 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — With Georgia trailing by five points, its 3-point shot not falling and less than eight minutes remaining, Nicolas Claxton and the Bulldogs found a different gear. Claxton scored 13 points, including two straight layups in an 11-0 run which brought Georgia back from a second-half deficit,...

Georgia Tech warms up on offense, beats East Carolina, 79-54

Nov. 16, 2018 10:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Curtis Haywood II scored a career-high 18 points Friday, and Georgia Tech overcame a slow start to ease past East Carolina, 79-54, as the Yellow Jackets found their lost shooting touch. Jayden Gardner scored 13 points for ECU (2-2) and Seth LeDay added nine points and nine rebounds off the...

Gardner-Webb gets 1st win, blasts Savannah State, 97-77

Nov. 16, 2018 9:38 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Jose Perez and David Efianayi combined to score 43 points and Gardner-Webb burst into the win column with a convincing 97-77 win over Savannah State on Friday night. The Runnin' Bulldogs opened the season with four straight road games, dropping the first three at VCU, No. 15 Virginia...

Dimitrijevic leads balanced attack; Mercer beats UT Martin

Nov. 16, 2018 9:14 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Djordje Dimitrijevic scored 18 points and Ross Cummings scored 17 and Mercer beat UT Martin 77-60 on Friday night. Ethan Stair contributed 12 points and Jaylen Stowe added 11 for Mercer (2-2). The Bears led 40-35 at halftime and extended the lead to 57-47 on Dimitrijevic's layup with 9:23...

The Latest: Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead

Nov. 16, 2018 9:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Republican Brian Kemp says the Georgia gubernatorial election is over with Democratic rival Stacey Abrams' acknowledgement that she can't win the race, and he is urging the state to look forward. Kemp made the comments in...

Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she'll file lawsuit

Nov. 16, 2018 8:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for "gross mismanagement" of a...

Jackson, Glenn help Georgia Southern beat FAU 80-70

Nov. 16, 2018 8:27 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Quan Jackson scored 16 points and Montae Glenn added 14 points and 12 rebounds to help Georgia Southern beat Florida Atlantic 80-70 on Friday night in the first round of the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase. Georgia Southern will play Towson or Pepperdine in the semifinals Saturday....