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February 22, 2013

Young lifts Arkansas past Georgia 62-60

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —

Following a timeout, Young — who scored on back-to-back three-point plays in the closing minute to beat Missouri last week — drove into the lane and connected on the game-winner.

"It felt like we let them hang around, let them get confidence, and that was our fault," Young said. "We should have just (come) out from the jump and jumped on them."

Arkansas is now three games over .500 in the SEC for the first time since the 2007-08 season — the last time the school reached the NCAA tournament.

The Razorbacks led 28-18 after a foul-plagued first half during which four players went to the bench with two fouls, including Powell. The junior, who scored 24 points in a win over Missouri in the Razorbacks' last game, quickly picked up his third and fourth fouls early in the second half and spent much of the rest of the game on the bench.

Bell made sure Arkansas was able to hold off Georgia without its second-leading scorer, connecting on his fourth and fifth 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to push the lead to 39-28.

The Bulldogs were far from finished, however, reeling off a 15-4 run — including an 11-0 stretch — to tie the game at 43 after a basket inside by Nemanja Djurisic.

Sherrard Brantley also finished in double figures with 10 points for Georgia, which shot 17 of 46 (37 percent) in the loss.

"Our team has been through quite a bit this year," Bulldogs coach Mark Fox said. "We're starting to grow up and become pretty competitive. We were just one play short tonight."

Arkansas started quickly, thanks in large part to the play of the little-used Bell — who hadn't scored since a win over Mississippi State on Jan. 23. The freshman entered the game shooting 28.4 percent on 3-pointers and averaging 2 points per game in SEC play, but he connected on his first 3-point attempts against the Bulldogs.

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