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

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.