Georgia 81, Arkansas 59
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:00 PM
Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
Patrick Adams, Doug Sirmons, Bert Smith
Final Scoring Summary
GEORGIA 81, ARKANSAS 59: Gerald Robinson scored 27 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 18 as the host Bulldogs never trailed.
Georgia (11-12, 2-7 SEC) snapped a four-game losing streak and climbed out of last place in the conference. Arkansas (16-8, 4-5) fell into a tie with Tennessee for sixth place in the SEC with their fifth straight conference loss on the road.
Arkansas got as close as 15 points on a free throw by Hunter Mickelson with 18 minutes left, but while Arkansas went through one of its two big scoring droughts of the night, Georgia got seven points from Robinson and Caldwell-Pope in going on a 12-0 run to take a 57-30 lead.
B.J. Young had a team-high 16 points and Mardracus Wade added 15 points - all in the second half on 5-for-5 shooting on 3-pointers - for Arkansas.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Arkansas missed 16 of its first 19 field goal attempts, while Georgia went on a 15-0 run midway through the first half to take a 23-8 lead. … Georgia shot 48 percent (18 of 37) in the opening 20 minutes and led by as many as 24 points. … The Bulldogs enjoyed their largest margin of victory over Arkansas since a 21-point win in January 2004.