Instant analysis: UGA 57, Tennessee 53 (OT)

January, 18, 2012
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How the game was won: Georgia got two key rebounds from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the final minute, and the Bulldogs went 3-for-4 from the foul line at the end to hold off Tennessee in overtime, 57-53.

Turning point: Donte Williams took a pass from Gerald Robinson and converted a layup to put Georgia up 54-53 with 1:03 left in overtime, despite being fouled. He missed the free throw, but Caldwell-Pope rebounded the miss, allowing Georgia to run more time off the clock.

Stat of the game: 4-for-34. The two teams combined to shoot 12 percent from 3-point range in the offensively challenged game. Tennessee was 2-for-15 and Georgia was 2-for-19.

Player of the game: Robinson. The senior guard was seemingly everywhere in the overtime period, dishing out assists and grabbing rebounds that helped secure the win. Robinson finished with a team-high 16 points, six rebounds and five assists.

What it means: The win is Georgia’s first in SEC play this season following three consecutive conference losses in which the Bulldogs collapsed in the final minutes against top-tier league teams Alabama, Florida and Vanderbilt. This time, it was the Bulldogs who made the win-clinching plays down the stretch. Georgia and Tennessee are both 1-3 in SEC play now.

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