ATHENS — Georgia coach Mark Fox beamed even after watching his team's worst shooting performance of the season.
The Bulldogs' defense and rebounding made up for all the missed shots.
Kenny Gaines scored 15 points, Marcus Thornton had 11 points and 13 rebounds and Georgia beat Arkansas 66-61 in overtime on Saturday to continue its strong start in Southeastern Conference games.
Georgia made only 18 of 58 shots from the field for a season-low 31 percent but outrebounded Arkansas 56-34 and held the Razorbacks 23 points below their SEC-leading average of 84.7 points per game.
"That's a hard-fought SEC game," Fox said. "We beat a really good Arkansas team. We should feel like we accomplished something today."
Gaines opened the overtime period with a 3-pointer and Charles Mann scored the next four points for the Bulldogs (9-7, 3-1 SEC). Mann, who made only 2 of 10 shots, scored six of his nine points in the extra period.
"I was being more aggressive and just keeping my head up," Mann said. "... I just wanted to keep my head up and make something happen."
It was the third straight overtime game for Arkansas (12-5, 1-3 SEC). The Razorbacks previously lost to No. 7 Florida but beat No. 13 Kentucky in overtime.
Miami shuts down Georgia Tech
ATLANTA — Freshman Manu Lecomte scored a career-high 16 points, Donnavan Kirk added 14 points and Miami used its tight zone defense to beat Georgia Tech 56-42 on Saturday.
The Hurricanes (10-7, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) showed why it ranks ninth in average points allowed, causing Georgia Tech to miss 27 of its first 35 shots from the field.
Trae Golden finished with 12 points for the Yellow Jackets (10-8, 1-4), who used an eight-man rotation following injuries or sickness suffered by Robert Carter Jr., Jason Morris and Solomon Poole.
The Hurricanes never trailed after Lecomte's layup made it 7-5 early in the first, taking their first double-digit lead on a pair of free throws by Lemonte with 3 seconds left before intermission.
Rion Brown, a native of Hinesville, had 12 points for Miami, which finished with just four assists, but most of their baskets came off the dribble.
Georgia Tech, which began the game with the nation's 11th-worst shooting on 3-point attempts, finished 4 for 20 beyond the arc and had little hope against a Miami defense that ranks ninth nationally in scoring.
The Yellow Jackets have dropped eight of 11 in the series.
Savannah State tops BCC in OT
SAVANNAH — Keierre Richards scored five of his 17 points in overtime to lead Savannah State to a 70-60 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday night.
Richards hit a 3-pointer to open overtime to give Savannah State a 57-54 lead, and the Tigers lead the rest of the way.
Bethune-Cookman shot 2 of 8 from the field and made just two of six free throws in overtime.
Richards made one of two free throws to tie it at 54 with 13 seconds to play in regulation. Bethune-Cookman couldn't answer when Clemmye Owens missed a potential game-winning layup with 2 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.
Jeremiah Hill scored 12 points for Savannah State (6-12, 4-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Terel Hall added 11 points.
Maurice Taylor scored 15 points to lead Bethune-Cookman (2-18, 0-5), who have lost 16 straight.