NCAAB Game Recap - Arkansas at Georgia
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:00 PM EST

Kansas
62
KansSt
58
F
Baylor
72
TCU
75
F
StMar
76
Gonz
86
F
SDSU
83
Nev
76
F
FlaSt
69
Clem
70
F
Duke
50
UVA
52
F
Aub
66
KY
73
F
MSU
78
MD
66
F
Prov
58
Vill
54
F
Seton
88
Marq
79
F
PSU
68
Iowa
77
F
BYU
81
Pepp
64
F
Okla
73
WVU
62
F
Tex
68
TxTch
58
F
TexAM
50
LSU
64
F
Detr
90
IUPUI
88
F
Pitt
73
NCSU
77
F
CenMI
63
E MI
67
F
Army
65
Colg
91
F
Buck
71
Boston
74
F
Jacksn
53
Stetsn
52
F
N AL
78
FlGlf
73
F(OT)
Vand
60
Miss
86
F
NJIT
76
KennSt
55
F
HiPt
76
Winth
84
F
Ford
69
StJos
73
F
StFPA
68
RobM
78
F
Iona
91
Niag
100
F(OT)
Bingha
70
UNH
89
F
UMBC
48
Maine
74
F
StFNY
85
CenCT
79
F
UConn
84
ECU
63
F
Lib
71
Lipsco
77
F
StPet
69
Canis
68
F
IlSt
71
Evans
60
F
LoyIL
67
Brad
66
F
Bry
80
Merrim
59
F
Ball
63
Toled
69
F
Fla
58
Tenn
63
F
StBon
65
LaSal
73
F
Navy
60
Lafy
62
F
Valpa
58
IndSt
71
F
Akr
86
Buff
73
F
Amer
90
HolyC
47
F
E IL
70
SIU-E
52
F
W IL
63
Denv
69
F
ULLa
69
ArkLR
91
F
MisSt
67
Mizzu
63
F
LongI
67
SacHr
76
F
BGSU
55
MiaO
73
F
IaSt
61
OkSt
73
F
Portl
68
SCla
73
F
AF
74
ColSt
87
F
SIU
59
MOSt
84
F
Elon
79
W&M
86
F
ND
73
Wake
84
F
GrgWas
51
VACom
75
F
UNC
92
Syr
79
F
GWebb
70
Radf
62
F
ChaSo
65
Presb
76
F
FaDi
83
MtStM
77
F
JMU
81
Hof
97
F
WCU
67
ETSU
68
F
Drex
66
Charl
75
F
Oakl
68
IL-C
66
F
NCC
83
SCSt
82
F(2OT)
Copp
72
Morg
65
F
DelSt
84
MD-ES
63
F
NOrl
68
Nich
92
F
Citad
58
Furm
82
F
N DA
67
SDak
77
F
CoCar
84
App
77
F
CenAR
70
AbCh
75
F
NIU
69
W MI
72
F
UNCG
72
Chat
74
F
Woff
47
Mercer
59
F
UNCA
69
Campbl
78
F
USC-Up
90
Hamp
79
F
UNLV
92
SJSU
69
F
NebOm
67
NDSt
87
F
NWSt
92
SeLA
95
F
VMI
78
Samf
84
F
Leh
74
LoyMD
71
F
SEMO
78
TN-M
87
F
Lamar
76
SFA
95
F
Vermt
94
UMassL
77
F
UCF
54
Tuls
65
F
Utah
79
Cal
86
F(OT)
MTSt
63
NoAZ
57
F
NrthIA
70
Drake
43
F
UMass
71
Rich
95
F
Ark
89
UGA
99
F
Harv
67
Corn
58
F
Penn
73
Brown
68
F
AlSt
58
PVAM
65
F
South
71
Alc
57
F
MsVl
70
JackSt
87
F
ArkPB
46
Gram
60
F
How
59
Norf
89
F
DeP
42
Butl
60
F
InWor
70
TXAMC
78
F
Wyo
55
Fres
63
F
Stony
52
Albany
49
F
Princ
63
Yale
66
F
Del
82
UNCW
65
F
GMas
78
Duques
81
F
Dart
76
Colum
57
F
MorSt
76
E KY
80
F
Troy
63
SthAL
78
F
Mem
74
Tul
67
F(OT)
LongB
76
UCDav
77
F
AzSt
61
USC
71
F
USF
69
LoyMa
67
F
TexPA
88
GrCan
80
F
YSU
73
WIMil
69
F
Clev
67
WIGB
74
F
IPFW
66
Oral
72
F
ChiSt
58
UMKC
80
F
TNTec
71
JacSt
75
F
McNee
100
HBU
80
F
Mia-FL
57
GaTec
63
F
APSU
61
Murr
75
F
SCar
86
Alab
90
F
Belm
72
TNSt
65
F
AlaAM
58
TXSo
85
F
PorSt
89
Web
83
F
Ida
55
S UT
87
F
E WA
68
N CO
64
F
NMSt
62
CSBak
46
F
Seatt
87
CBap
88
F(OT)
Ariz
64
UCLA
69
F
Pacif
71
USD
64
F
CS-Ful
92
CSNor
99
F
UCSB
58
UCIrv
69
F
UtSt
64
NM
66
F
Mont
79
Sac
71
F
UCRiv
49
HI
43
F

Georgia 99, Arkansas 89

Feb 29, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Arkansas (18-11)

39

50

89

Georgia (15-14)

47

52

99

Edwards scores 26, leads Georgia past Arkansas 99-89
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:48 PM

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Big leads have been poison to Georgia basketball this year, but not Saturday.

The Bulldogs led Arkansas early by 18 points, and held on for a 99-89 Southeastern Conference win.

Earlier this season, Georgia led Missouri by 20 only to lose by three, led Florida by 22 only to lose by six, and led Alabama by 12, only to lose 105-102. This time, the Bulldogs never trailed.

Anthony Edwards scored 26 points for Georgia (15-14, 5-11), including nine straight in the final 67 seconds. Junior Rayshawn Hammonds added 22 points and nine rebounds. Four more Bulldogs scored in double figures.

"Coach (Tom) Crean preaches two halves," said senior Tyree Crump, who scored 14 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:36 to play that put Georgia up by six. "Win each four minutes, he says. And then take control the last two minutes. Momentum is always up for grabs."

Arkansas (18-11, 6-10) got 26 apiece from Isaiah Joe and Mason Jones. Desi Sills added 21. Jones was injured with 90 seconds to play and did not return to the game.

Georgia led wire to wire. Only twice after the opening seconds did Arkansas have possession with a chance to tie. The closest the Razorbacks came was a one-point deficit late in the contest.

Arkansas entered as the nation's top defense against the 3-point shot. Georgia made 10 of 23.

"We did not get to their guys as quick as we possibly could," said Arkansas coach Eric Musselman.

"They can score the ball well," he said of Georgia. "We had poor transition defense. We have played really poorly for three straight road games. We dug too big of a hole."

Crean praised Arkansas and Musselman. "That was a high-level team we played," he said. "They are well coached. It was an education preparing for him."

For the first 12 minutes of the game, the Bulldogs looked like a tournament team. Georgia scored the first 14 points of the game. Musselman called two timeouts in the first four minutes.

The Hogs began to hit some NBA-range 3-pointers, but with 8:24 to go in the first half, Edwards hit a 3-pointer to put the Bulldogs up 36-18. Georgia was shooting 71 percent from the field and out-rebounding the Razorbacks 15-4.

The Bulldogs cooled off at the end of the half. Meanwhile, Arkansas capitalized at the free-throw line, hitting 11 of 15 to get as close as eight points. Georgia led 47-39 at halftime.

Jones, the Razorbacks leading scorer at 21.1 points per game, managed only four free throws in the first half. He missed all three field goals he attempted, including a wild layup attempt that bounced off the top of the backboard. Joe and Sills each scored 14 in the first half for Arkansas. Sills was three for four beyond the 3-point line,

Hammonds led Georgia in the first half with 17 points. Crump said he knew after the shoot-around that Hammonds would have a big night.

"I knew he was going to have a good game," said Crump. "He was doing stuff that he does not normally do in the shoot-around. Anytime we have Rayshawn smiling, we are going to have a great day."

Jones broke out of his funk less than a minute into the second half, hitting a layup and a 3-pointer to pull the Razorbacks within three at 47-44. Over a three-minute stretch, Georgia answered with a four dunks, two apiece by Jordan Harris and Toumani Camara, to stretch the Bulldog lead to eight 58-50 with 14:21 to go. Harris scored 11, and Camara 10.

Jones began to attack the basket with passion, scoring four layups in a 10-2 Razorback run to narrow the margin to 73-70 with 6:59 to go. Adrio Bailey got free for a dunk with 6:11 to go to cut the gap to one, 71-70. Joe's two free throws with 2:13 to go made it 85-84, Georgia, but Arkansas never got closer.

Jones made another attack on the basket inside of two minutes, but missed. He slipped to the floor and did not get up, watching with a grimace as Crump hit a 3-pointer on the other end to give Georgia a 90-84 lead. He watched from the bench as Georgia pulled away for the win.

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas: The Razorbacks are a bubble team and needed a win Saturday. Arkansas lost five straight games while Joe was out, but had a two-game winning streak coming in. The loss probably means to get to post-season, Arkansas will have to win the SEC Tournament.

Georgia: The win by Georgia was its third SEC victory in four games and was critical toward its goal of a first-round bye in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Georgia realistically must win the tournament to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Without a first-round bye, Georgia would have to win five games in five days.

I'M IMPRESSED

Arkansas Coach Eric Musselman said that freshman Anthony Edwards was just as good as advertised. "He's a great player," said Musselman, an NBA assistant for six seasons. "On his pullup off the bounce, he can rise over people. He is an incredible player with an incredible future. He has an NBA body now. He can dribble-drive in the NBA right now. He can take contact and finish. He has NBA explosiveness and NBA strength."

PACKING THEM IN

Georgia set two new attendance records. With 10,017 in the Stegeman Coliseum, the Bulldogs set a new single-season attendance record of 154,064, more than 5,000 better than the old record, with one more sold-out game to go. It was also the 10th crowd of 10,000 or more this year, another record, bettering the 2002-03 team. Crean has been effusive in his praise of the crowds, and Saturday was no exception. "When we got stops, the crowd went to another level," he said. "We don't win this game without the fans. I can't thank them enough."

NCAA TOURNAMENT?

Asked how the loss affects its tournament hopes, Arkansas' Musselman said, "We just have to worry about the next game. We have to figure out how to play with more intensity against LSU."

UP NEXT

Arkansas The Razorbacks stay on the road, playing at LSU Wednesday.

Georgia The Bulldogs close out their home schedule when Florida visits Wednesday.

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Leaders

Arkansas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Chaney 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Henderson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Peake 0 0 0 1 0 0
T. Fagan 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Ark UGA
Points For 89 99
Field Goals 29/62-47% 38/67-57%
Three Pointers 9/24-38% 10/23-43%
Free Throws 22/28-79% 13/20-65%
Offensive Rebounds 7 13
Defensive Rebounds 22 27
Rebounds 34 42
Blocks 3 2
Steals 5 2
Turnovers 6 10
Personal Fouls 21 23
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - UGA Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 29 Ark 89 @ UGA 99 J. Harris 5 C. Brown 2

Game Information

Stadium: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
Attendance: 10,017
Game Time: