ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has used better balance to more than make up for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's scoring.
Caldwell-Pope's rebounding and defense, however, have proved to be more difficult to replace for Georgia, which plays at No. 21 Missouri on Wednesday night in its Southeastern Conference opener.
Caldwell-Pope left Georgia following his sophomore season and was the No. 8 overall pick in the NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons.
Coach Mark Fox says everyone talked about replacing Caldwell-Pope's team-leading average of 18.5 points per game last season. Georgia has struggled even though its scoring average and shooting percentage have improved.
The Bulldogs have lost back to back games to Colorado and George Washington by double-digit margins to fall to 6-6.
Fox says the good news is the rebounding and defense can improve with practice.
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