Georgia forward Marcus Thornton and Vanderbilt forward Steve Tchiengang (AP Photo)
(AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - John Jenkins and Festus Ezeli scored 18 points apiece and Vanderbilt beat No. 24 Georgia 73-66 on Wednesday night to snap the Bulldogs' nine-game winning streak and ruin their first game back in the Top 25 since the end of the 2003 season.
The Commodores (12-3, 1-1) bounced back after opening Southeastern Conference play with an overtime loss at South Carolina that knocked them out of the rankings.
They took the lead from the start and never trailed while improving to 52-13 against the Bulldogs at home.
Georgia (12-3, 1-1) never got closer than three in the second half. Travis Leslie led the Bulldogs with 21 points, Gerald Robinson added 20 and Trey Thompkins had 13.
Jeffery Taylor had 15 points for Vandy. Ezeli had a double-double, also grabbing 10 rebounds.
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