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Georgia outlasts Arkansas in OT

Posted: January 18, 2014 at 3:43 p.m.

Arkansas forward Bobby Portis (10) and forward Coty Clarke (4) double-team Georgia forward Brandon Morris (31) under the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kenny Gaines scored 15 points, Marcus Thornton had 11 points and 13 rebounds and Georgia overcame poor shooting to beat Arkansas 66-61 in overtime on Saturday.

Gaines opened the overtime period with a 3-pointer and Charles Mann scored the next four points for the Bulldogs (9-7, 3-1 Southeastern Conference). Mann scored six of his nine points in the extra period.

It was the third straight overtime game for Arkansas (12-5, 1-3 SEC). The Razorbacks previously lost to No. 7 Florida but beat No. 13 Kentucky in overtime.

Coty Clarke had 13 points for Arkansas, which led by seven points at 41-34 in the second half. Rashad Madden and Fred Gulley each had 12 points. Clarke and Gulley fouled out.

Even with the extra period, Georgia held Arkansas 23 points below its SEC-leading average of 84.7 points per game.

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