Rapid reaction: Georgia 81, Arkansas 59

February, 8, 2012
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How the game was won: Georgia (11-12, 2-7 SEC) played unquestionably its best half of the season in the opening 20 minutes, taking a 43-24 halftime lead over Arkansas (16-8, 4-5) by shooting a blazing-hot 56 percent from the floor, including a 5-for-12 effort from 3-point range. Gerald Robinson (17 points) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (13) led the charge for the Bulldogs, who led by as many as 24 points in the first half.
Stat of the game: 44-21. Georgia has regularly been out-rebounded this season, particularly in SEC play, but the Bulldogs hammered Arkansas on the glass Wednesday. The Bulldogs out-rebounded Arkansas 25-10 in building their big halftime lead and 44-21 for the game.

Player of the game: Robinson. The senior scored 17 points in 18 minutes in the first half and finished with a career-high 27 points along with six rebounds and five assists.

Unsung hero of the game: Marcus Thornton. The sophomore forward had not made a basket in five games since returning from a month-long injury absence, but he notched his first career double-digit scoring performance against Arkansas. Thornton was 4-for-4 from the floor, including 2-for-2 from 3-point range, and finished with 10 points and five rebounds.

What it means: Georgia snaps a four-game losing streak and notches only its second win in conference play. Arkansas came in as a possible NCAA tournament bubble team, but it certainly damaged its chances with an embarrassing loss against a Georgia team with one of the league's worst records.

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