Latest Tom Crean News

Geist helps Missouri defeat Georgia 71-61 in SEC Tournament

Mar. 14, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri's Jordan Geist isn't ready for his college career to end just yet. Geist scored a career-high 30 points and No. 12 seed Missouri outlasted No. 13 seed Georgia 71-61 on Wednesday in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. "I just tried to go out there...

Dominating Silva returns as S Carolina beats Georgia 66-46

Mar. 9, 2019 4:44 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The dominating Chris Silva showed up for South Carolina on Saturday, and the Gamecocks, even with their 16-15 record, will get a double-bye again in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Silva had 24 points and 10 rebounds as South Carolina (16-15, 11-7) beat Georgia 66-46 on Senior...

Georgia's Hammonds has surgery to repair fracture in foot

Mar. 7, 2019 4:30 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia sophomore forward Rayshaun Hammonds, the team's second-leading scorer and rebounder, has had surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot. The surgery Thursday came after Hammonds missed Georgia's 64-39 loss to Missouri on Wednesday night. Following the game, coach Tom Crean...

Geist leads Missouri past poor-shooting Georgia, 64-39

Mar. 6, 2019 10:12 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Missouri finally generated momentum in the Southeastern Conference with back-to-back wins near the end of its mostly disappointing season. Georgia's search for its first back-to-back SEC wins ended with an ugly loss described by its top scorer as a dud. Jordan Geist scored 18 points and...

Claxton scores career-high 25, Georgia upsets Florida 61-55

Mar. 2, 2019 11:32 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Georgia came so close the last two weeks. Four one-possession games — all losses — against four NCAA Tournament teams. Nicolas Claxton didn't let it happen again. Claxton scored a career-high 25 points, including four in the final two minutes, and the Bulldogs upset...

Okeke hits 3-pointer to lead Auburn past Georgia 78-75

Feb. 28, 2019 12:57 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Inbounding the ball from the baseline with hardly any time left on the shot clock, Auburn didn't have a lot of options. So, the Tigers threw it up to Chuma Okeke and hoped for the best. The sophomore forward came through. Okeke hit the winning 3-pointer with 26 seconds remaining and...

Mississippi players kneel during anthem in response to rally

Feb. 23, 2019 6:56 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Eight Mississippi players kneeled during the national anthem in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena before the Rebels' 72-71 victory over Georgia on Saturday. With the teams lined up across the court at the free throw lines, six players took a knee and bowed at the start of...

Weatherspoon's late FT lifts Mississippi State past Georgia

Feb. 20, 2019 10:01 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A small stuffed bulldog toy tossed onto the court with the game tied and 0.5 seconds remaining was just the break Quinndary Weatherspoon and Mississippi State needed. Weatherspoon was already at the free-throw line before officials penalized Georgia with a technical foul for the fan's...

Waters, Smart lead No. 19 LSU over Georgia, 83-79

Feb. 16, 2019 9:45 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ja'vonte Smart was a little too emotional after hitting a 3-pointer for LSU midway through the second half. He yelled out to celebrate and was whistled for a technical foul, helping Georgia take a three-point lead. Smart gathered himself, though, and hit another 3 two possessions later,...

Starks and Chandler help lift Aggies over Georgia 73-56

Feb. 12, 2019 10:07 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — When the Texas A&M Aggies were struggling through a stretch where they dropped six of seven games, coach Billy Kennedy maintained the same upbeat and optimistic attitude with his team. That, his players say, is what helped them get on track and win their last two games,...