Georgia basketball went to Memphis and delivered a massive upset at FedEx Forum, upsetting the No. 9-ranked Tigers 65-62 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (9-3) prevailed in a hard-fought battle that featured 20 lead changes and 10 ties, holding Memphis without a field goal the final 4:35 of regulation.
It was Georgia's first road win over a Top 10 team in more than 15 years (65-57 over Kentucky, Jan. 17, 2004).
The Bulldogs improved to 4-0 in games decided by four points or less this season.
Junior Rayshaun Hammonds led Georgia with 15 points and 12 rebounds, his fourth double-double of the season.
Freshman Anthony Edwards had 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
Hammonds' 3-pointer with 4:05 left gave the Bulldogs a 62-61 lead and proved to put Georgia up for good.
Freshman point guard Savion Wheeler hit a jumper in the lane with 1:04 left to extend the lead to 64-61.
Memphis to its final points when Alex Lomax split a pair for free throws with 43 seconds left to make it 64-62.
Graduate transfer Donnel Gresham Jr. (12 points) split a one-and-one free-throw situation with 7.7 seconds left to help seal the Bulldogs' biggest victory in Tom Crean's two seasons leading the program.
Edwards came down with a missed Memphis free-throw with 2.4 seconds left
The game was tied 37-37 at the half after 12 lead changes. The seventh and final tie of the opening half occurred hen Precious Achiuwa split a pair of free throw with 0.8 left on the clock after being fouled in transition.
Edwards struggled in the first half, just 2-of-10 shooting in his 17 minutes on the floor.
Toumani Camara and Rayshaun Hammonds scored 8 points apiece in the opening 20 minutes to pay he Bulldogs.
Georgia got 11 of its points off nine turnovers while committing just six turnovers themselves.
The biggest disparity in the first half was at the free-throw line, as Memphis was whistled for just two fouls, while Georgia had eight. The Tigers were 8-of-12 from the free-throw line.
Georgia returns to action at 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Stegeman Coliseum against No. 17 Kentucky.
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