Arkansas pulls away late to beat Georgia

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Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas guard Mason Jones scored 20 points and added five rebounds to help his team fend off Georgia 70-60 on Tuesday night.

The Razorbacks (12-8, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) survived the Dawgs' 56-32 advantage on the boards, but a dreadful combination of 16 turnovers and 15-for-29 free-throw shooting put the visitors in a bind and kept the Hogs afloat.

Georgia (10-10, 1-6) tied it at 52 on a William Jackson II 3-pointer with 6:23 remaining, but Arkansas freshman Isaiah Joe, who came into the game leading the SEC with 68 3s, responded with a corner triple that gave the Razorbacks a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Georgia entered the game with a renewed sense of purpose after beating Texas on January 26. The Tom Crean-led squad opened the first five minutes with an 11-2 run that included a number of hustle plays and offensive rebounds.

Arkansas forward Daniel Gafford played a role in bringing his team back by hitting his first four free throws, which was a rarity considering he came into the game shooting 56.7 percent from the line.