ATHENS, Ga. (Univ. of Ark.) Playing its third straight overtime game for the first time in program history, the Arkansas men's basketball team fell at Georgia, 66-61, on Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum.
Coming off back-to-back overtime games against nationally-ranked Florida and Kentucky, the Razorbacks had a chance to put an end to Georgia's six-game home win streak, but junior Rashad Madden's three-pointer from the right wing with the scored tied 52-52 hit the back of the rim as time expired.
After erasing a five-point Arkansas lead in the final five minutes of regulation, Georgia scored the first seven points of overtime to take its largest lead of the game at 59-52. Arkansas couldn't recover from just the second three-possession deficit by either team all game, as it was out-scored 14-9 in the extra frame. .
Senior Coty Clarke led three Razorbacks in double figures with 13 points, while Madden and senior Fred Gulley III chipped in with 12 each. The Bulldogs received 15 points from sophomore Kenny Gaines and a double-double of 11 points and 13 boards by Marcus Thornton.
Arkansas dips to 12-5 on the year and 1-3 in SEC action. Georgia, who snapped Missouri's 26-game home win streak to open SEC play, stands at 9-7 overall and 3-1 in the league.