FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Khaalidah Miller hit a 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds remaining to lift Georgia to a 59-56 win over No. 20 Arkansas on Thursday night.
The win was the Lady Bulldogs' second straight over a ranked opponent following a victory at then-No. 10 Kentucky on Sunday. It marks the first time Georgia (13-3, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) has won back-to-back road games over ranked teams in 15 seasons.
The win is also the 800th in school history, with Georgia becoming the 10th program with that many wins.
The Razorbacks (14-2, 2-2) trailed by as many 12 points in the first half before rallying behind Lyndsay Harris, who finished with 26 points. Harris tied her career high with eight 3-pointers, six in the second half.
Arkansas took a 56-55 lead with less than a minute remaining on a jumper by Sarah Watkins, but Miller's 3-pointer put Georgia up 58-56. Jasmine James, who led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points, added a free throw for the final margin.
Georgia took a 25-13 lead in the opening half when Miller lobbed a pass to a cutting Meredith Mitchell for an alley-oop layup. Mitchell finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Arkansas responded from behind the 3-point line, connecting on three straight possessions from behind the arc for a 9-0 run that closed the Lady Bulldogs' lead to 25-22. Harris hit two 3-pointers during the run, with C'eira Ricketts adding another.
Georgia took control for the remainder of the half behind a dominating rebounding effort. The Lady Bulldogs outrebounded the Razorbacks 28-19 in the half, grabbing 11 offensive rebounds and scoring 15 second-chance points. They went on a 7-0 run to close out the half and took a 32-22 lead at halftime.
Arkansas fell behind by as many as 12 again early in the second half before Harris took control of the game. The junior hit six 3-pointers in less than eight minutes, giving the Razorbacks a 46-43 lead midway through the half.
Georgia responded with a 10-0 run, capped by a Miller basket on the break to put the Lady Bulldogs up 53-46.
Ricketts then put Arkansas up 54-53 with a layup, the first of four lead changes in the final two minutes before Miller put Georgia ahead for good.