Hyped UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad took 11 free throws. Georgia took 10 as a team.
That, more than any other stat, told the story of the night for Georgia, which frittered away a strong start and lost to UCLA 60-56 Tuesday night in the consolation game of the Legends Classic tournament.
''I thought the difference in the game was the free-throw line,'' Georgia coach Mark Fox said. ''We didn't get there enough, they got there a bunch and they outscored us about 14 points at the foul line in a low-scoring game.''
Muhammad finished with 21 points and made 8 of 11 free throws. Georgia shot 6 of 10 from the line and the Bruins overall were 20 for 30.
In the final minutes of a mostly dreary game, UCLA (4-1) took the lead with Muhammad on the bench, on baskets by Travis Wear and Jordan Adams, he re-entered with 1:58 left to play.
He made two free throws with 1:15 left, then scooped up a loose ball on the other end with a minute remaining and passed to Norman Powell, who was fouled at...