Georgia 59, No. 20 Arkansas 56

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


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


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.