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Caldwell-Pope gets hot early in 2nd half, leads Georgia past Trojans 64-56

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    Southern California forward Aaron Fuller, left, fouls Georgia guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) as USC forward Dewayne Dedmon, right, guards during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Athens Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT.The Associated Press

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    Southern California head coach Kevin O'Neill yells a play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo//Athens Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT.The Associated Press

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    Georgia forward Nemanja Djurisic (42) tries to steal a pass from Southern California guard J.T. Terrell (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Athens Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT.The Associated Press

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    Southern California guard J.T. Terrell (20) watches as Georgia's John Florveus goes for a layup during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Athens Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT.The Associated Press

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 12 of his 25 points in the first 5 minutes of the second half, John Cannon and Brandon Morris each added 10 points and Georgia beat Southern Cal 64-56 on Saturday.

Omar Oraby finished with 14 points for Southern Cal, which has lost 13 straight on the road.

Caldwell-Pope's jumper on the first possession of the second half made it 29-28 and gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the game. Georgia (4-7) never trailed again.

After beating Mercer by nine points earlier this week, the Bulldogs have won two straight for the first time.

Eric Wise added 12 points for the Trojans (4-8), who have lost seven of eight overall.

Cannon pulled down seven rebounds and Charles Mann handed out six assists for Georgia.