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Georgia beats Missouri 71-56, earns 10th SEC victory

  • Georgia guard Kenny Gaines (12) passes while under pressure from Missouri Tigers forward Ryan Rosburg (44) and Missouri Tigers guard Jabari Brown (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Georgia guard Kenny Gaines (12) passes while under pressure from Missouri Tigers forward Ryan Rosburg (44) and Missouri Tigers guard Jabari Brown (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia forward Brandon Morris (31) puts up a shot after charging through Missouri Tigers guard Earnest Ross (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Georgia forward Brandon Morris (31) puts up a shot after charging through Missouri Tigers guard Earnest Ross (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia forward Brandon Morris (31) is pressured under the basket by Missouri Tigers forward Keanau Post (45) and Missouri Tigers guard Earnest Ross (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Georgia forward Brandon Morris (31) is pressured under the basket by Missouri Tigers forward Keanau Post (45) and Missouri Tigers guard Earnest Ross (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Charles Mann scored 19 points, Marcus Thornton added 15 and Georgia won its second straight game with a 71-56 victory over Missouri on Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs (16-11, 10-5 Southeastern Conference) have won six of seven.

Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson each finished with 17 points for Missouri (19-9, 7-8 SEC).

The Tigers, coming off Saturday's dispirited loss at Alabama, might have hurt their chance of making a sixth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament.

Georgia, which went just 6-6 in nonconference play, began the SEC schedule by snapping Missouri's 26-game home winning streak on Jan. 8, is alone in third place in the SEC behind No. 1 Florida and No. 17 Kentucky.

Missouri dropped into a two-way tie for 10th place with Vanderbilt.

Georgia's Kenny Gaines, coming off career-high 27 points at South Carolina, finished with 10 points.