Rapid reaction: UGA 70, Miss. St. 68 (OT)

February, 11, 2012
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How the game was won: Georgia (12-12, 3-7 SEC) tied Mississippi State (19-6, 6-4) at 59 on Gerald Robinson's layup with 29 seconds left in regulation and then the senior guard scored eight points in overtime as Georgia earned its first road win in SEC play by stunning the 20th-ranked Maroon Bulldogs.

Turning point: Georgia trailed again in overtime before freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer with 1:08 left in the extra session to give the Bulldogs a 68-66 lead that they would later push to 70-66 before staving off Mississippi State's last-second charge.
Stat of the game: 40-33. Not only did Georgia prevent Arnett Moultrie and Renardo Sidney -- who combined for 22 points and 18 rebounds -- from dominating the game, Georgia actually outrebounded Mississippi State 40-33.

Player of the game: Robinson. The Georgia senior was ice-cold on offense and had scored only three points before he hit the game-tying layup. But he made an enormous difference in overtime, scoring eight of his 13 points in extra time.

Unsung hero of the game: Donte Williams and Marcus Thornton. Their final stat lines don't jump off the page -- Williams had 11 points and seven rebounds and Thornton had two points and nine boards -- but nobody expected Georgia's post players to hang with Mississippi State's dominant frontcourt. They held their own, neutralizing Mississippi State's biggest advantage entering the game.

What it means: Georgia proved its win against Arkansas on Wednesday was not a fluke, winning back-to-back SEC games for the first time this season by beating a ranked team on its home court. The Bulldogs can push their winning streak to three with a win at South Carolina (9-15, 1-9) on Wednesday.

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