Georgia 81, Arkansas 59

Georgia extends Arkansas' road woes Wednesday night with an 81-59 hammering of the Razorbacks in Athens.

The Razorback road woes continue - and it truly was 40 Minutes of Hell.

Gerald Robinson had 27 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 18 as Georgia downed Arkansas 81-59 Wednesday night at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens.

"I thought it was one of the worst performances; it was just flat," Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said. "There was no energy. Out of all the people that are surprised, I would be the most surprised because I thought we'd come out and really defend and give ourselves a chance but we just didn't."

Robinson also had five assists for Georgia in his best game of the season.

Gerald played phenomenal for us," said Georgia coach Mark Fox. "We ask him to do so much for us, and when you look at it, it really isn't fair how much we ask of him. Tonight he finished a lot of plays early for us and helped set the tone for us. Then he continued to finish and help us all game."

The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Bulldogs (11-12, 2-7) and was the eighth road loss in as many outings for the Razorbacks (16-8, 4-5).

Arkansas fell down 24-11 and 41-19 in a first half where Georgia had a 15-0 run.

"Georgia came out more aggressive than us," Anderson said."They came out knocking down shots. We were playing a little passive. I guess Georgia fed off that."

Mardracus Wade 15 points, B.J. Young added 11 points to lead Arkansas, who shot just 38 percent from the field.

The Razorbacks lost despite forcing 15 turnovers and having just seven.

Nemanja Djurisic added 14 points and Marcus Thorton added 10 for Georgia, who came into the game averaging just 60 points a game

"This may have been the most complete effort we've put forth all season," Georgia head coach Mark Fox said. "That was a really good effort by our kids, and I was very proud of the way they played tonight. This is a great win for us."

Georgia finished with a 44-21 advantage in rebounds, made 9 of 20 3-pointers and 30 of 57 shots overall (52.6 percent).

"That's as well as we've played maybe all year, I don't think there's any question about that," Fox said.

Razorback senior forward Michael Sanchez left with a shoulder injury with 11:13 left in the contest for a team that came win with only eight healthy players. Arkansas will try to keep its record perfect at home this season when it hosts South Carolina Saturday at 12:30.

The Razorbacks will have three more road games in SEC play at Tennessee, at Auburn and at Mississippi State.


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