Georgia Upsets Fading Arkansas

After losing five in a row to close out conference play, Arkansas' collapse is complete with a 77-64 defeat at the hands of SEC East 6-seed Georgia.

UGA took control of the game early, taking a 6-4 lead just two minutes in and never looking back. The Razorbacks were able to cut the lead to a single possession on two occasions in the first half, but each time Georgia pulled away. No second half lead ever dipped below three, and the Classic City Canines ran away with it over the final five minutes to make the game not look quite as close as it really was.

Trey Thompkins was a beast for Georgia (as usual) with 23 points and 14 boards, while Travis Leslie pitched in 21 as well. Michael Washington did his best for the Razorbacks, leading his team in scoring with 20 points. Courtney Fortson also had 16 in the losing effort. Georgia dominated the boards in this game to a great degree, out rebounding Arkansas 41 to 25.

For Georgia, this is a nice win to build momentum going into Mark Fox's second season. The Bulldogs have wins over Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Florida already this year, and they've now got at least one SEC Tournament win to go with them. For Arkansas, it will be a long off season after two disappointing seasons in a row capped off by a tough loss here in Nashville.

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