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Second straight on the road

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Second straight on the road

The University of Arkansas men’s basketball team plays its second consecutive road game on Wednesday night when it travels to Athens, Ga., to take on the Georgia Bulldogs at 7 p.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. Arkansas (16-7, 4-4 SEC) is playing back-to-back road contests for the second time this season and is looking to get back on the winning side of the ledger after a loss to LSU on Saturday. The Razorbacks played well in spurts against the Tigers, but will need to cut down on their turnovers if they hope to win their second straight game at Stegeman Coliseum. Arkansas defeated the Bulldogs, 72-68, in early February of 2010, but have since lost two consecutive games to Georgia with an SEC Tournament loss in 2010 and a loss at Bud Walton Arena last year. Arkansas has steadily improved on the road this year and are needing to put together a complete game against the Bulldogs. Three Razorbacks scored in double figures against LSU and senior Michael Sanchez was a beast on the boards with eight rebounds. It will take another team effort for Arkansas to defeat Georgia. Georgia (10-12, 1-7 SEC) has been a team of streaks this year and have lost each of their last four games. The Bulldogs were defeated at home by Ole Miss and Kentucky before going on the road and dropping decisions to Auburn and Tennessee. Georgia wants to slow down the pace of play as evidenced by the 57 points that they held Kentucky to just a week ago and in league action have held teams to 66.1 points. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is Georgia’s leading scorer at 14.0 points per game and senior Gerald Robinson in the play maker, averaging 3.7 assists per contest. Last season, Georgia ended Arkansas’ home winning streak when they snuck out of Bud Walton Arena with a 60-59 victory in the final seconds. Relying heavily on a pair of NBA draft picks in Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie, Georgia got a foul call with just moments left on the scoreboard and converted the first free throw before intentionally missing the second to end the game. The Arkansas-Georgia game will be broadcast on the radio across the Razorback Sports Network from IMG College with Chuck Barrett and Rick Schaeffer giving the call. The game will also be shown on television by the SEC Network with Dave Neal and Barry Booker on the air.

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