FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Reserve guard Tyree Crump scored five of his 17 points in overtime and Georgia beat No. 21 Saint Mary’s 83-81 on Sunday in the third-place game of the Wooden Legacy tournament.
Yante Maten added 16 points, William Jackson had 15, Juwan Parker 14 and Derek Ogbeide 10 for Georgia (5-1).
Jock Landale led Saint Mary’s (5-2) with 33 points and 12 rebounds, and Emmett Naar had 21 points.
A game that most thought would be for the tournament title was evenly played throughout. There were 18 lead changes in the first 24 minutes, 25 overall, and there were 11 ties.
Most of Saint Mary’s baskets game from driving layups, particularly from guard Naar. Twenty-six of the Gaels’ 36 baskets came on layups.
Georgia featured a more balanced attack and took an eight-point lead midway through the second half before hitting a cold stretch where it went 1 for 9 from the field to enable Saint Mary’s to charge back.
The Gaels had a 71-69 lead when Jackson drove the lane for a tying layup that sent the game into overtime.
A 3-pointer from Crump gave the Bulldogs the lead for good in overtime.
Georgia: The Bulldogs overcame a disappointing loss to San Diego State in the tournament semifinals to return home with a tough victory.
Saint Mary’s: A tough weekend for the West Coast Conference favorite Gaels, who were first upset in the semis by Washington State and lost a close overtime game.
Georgia: At Marquette on Saturday.
Saint Mary’s: Travel 14 miles east of campus to play California on Saturday.