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ATHENS, Ga. – 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.