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Georgia slows Arkansas' high-scoring attack, outlasts Razorbacks 66-61 in overtime

  • Georgia guard Charles Mann (4) is double-teamed by Arkansas forward Bobby Portis (10) and guard Fred Gulley III (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Georgia guard Charles Mann (4) is double-teamed by Arkansas forward Bobby Portis (10) and guard Fred Gulley III (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia forward Brandon Morris (31) reaches in to steal from Arkansas forward Coty Clarke (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Georgia forward Brandon Morris (31) reaches in to steal from Arkansas forward Coty Clarke (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia forward Donte' Williams (15) stretches to grab a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Georgia forward Donte' Williams (15) stretches to grab a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/The Banner-Herald, Richard Hamm) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

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.