9:00 PM ET, January 13, 2011
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Khaalidah Miller hit a 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds remaining to lift Georgia to a 59-56 win over Arkansas (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) 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.
|FG Made-Attempted||18-54 (.333)||20-59 (.339)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-18 (.333)||9-19 (.474)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-28 (.607)||7-10 (.700)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||13 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|