Scores

Final

Georgia 77

(14-16, 5-11 SEC)

Arkansas 64

(14-18, 7-9 SEC)

9:45 PM ET, March 11, 2010

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 T
UGA 40 3777
ARK 32 3264

Top Performers

Georgia: T. Thompkins 23 Pts, 14 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Arkansas: M. Washington 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Blk

Georgia wins opener at SEC tournament

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Trey Thompkins had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Georgia beat Arkansas 77-64 in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday night.

Travis Leslie scored 21 for the Bulldogs (14-16), the No. 6 seed in the SEC East Division.

Georgia took a 43-32 lead immediately after halftime on a 3-point play by Jeremy Price.

Arkansas' Mike Washington made all four free throws on back-to-back trips to the charity stripe to cut the Bulldogs' lead to 52-49 with 10:22 left. The Razorbacks (14-18) continued to threaten in the second half but never pulled any closer.

The Bulldogs grabbed 17 offensive rebounds, nine more than Arkansas, and turned them into 19 second-chance points.

Washington finished with 20 points and Courtney Fortson added 16.

The Bulldogs will face the East's No. 2 seed, No. 20 Vanderbilt, on Friday.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UGA
ARK
Points 77 64
FG Made-Attempted 27-58 (.466) 19-49 (.388)
3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 1-12 (.083)
FT Made-Attempted 18-26 (.692) 25-35 (.714)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
Largest Lead 16 2

2009-10 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Feb 3, 2010 ARK 72, @UGA 68Recap
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