The Wolves (13-14, 3-7 GSC East) shot just 22 percent in the opening half, falling behind 31-16 at the break, and never could get on track the rest of the way, finishing with a 19-of-57 (33 percent) effort from the field, including a paltry 2-of-17 (12 percent) showing from beyond the arc.
The Blazers (24-3, 9-1 GSC East), meanwhile, knocked down 34-of-71 (47 percent) from the floor, led by a 20-point performance off the bench by senior forward Marquis Robinson. The Sarasota, Fla., product scored all 20 of his points in the second half. Tyrone Curnell (14 points, 12 rebounds) and Ricardo Lewis (13 points) also had solid nights for the Blazers, who set an all-time attendance record of 4,616.
Vojin Svilar (12 points) and John Pringle (12 points) led the Wolves.
The good news for West Georgia is that the University of Alabama at Huntsville beat West Alabama on Saturday, 86-66, putting the Tigers in a tie with the Wolves at 3-7 for the final GSC Tournament slot.
West Georgia won the tiebreaker by having a better record against teams from the GSC West, meaning it will open play in the GSC Tournament on Friday against the No. 1 team in the country, Arkansas Tech.
Valdosta State women 57, West Georgia 40: The Wolves (9-17, 2-8 GSC East) saw their season come to a close on Saturday night following the rivalry loss to the Lady Blazers.
It was a tight game until the 3:44 mark of the second half when VSU guard Sczeny Hartry nailed back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Lady Blazers (18-7, 10-0 GSC East) some cushion down the stretch.
UWG led 25-23 at halftime, but were outscored by 19 points in the second half.
Saturday night marked the final game for UWG seniors ReNate Lopez, Renee Reece and Alexis Pace.