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UGA tops Mississippi St.
Georgia Mississippi S Heal
Mississippi State guard Dee Bost (3) shoots over Georgia guard Baxter Price (15) during a basketball game in Starkville, Miss., on Saturday. Georgia won, 70-68, in overtime. - photo by Associated Press

    STARKVILLE, Miss. — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hadn't done this a million times. It just looked that way.
    The 6-foot-5 freshman guard juked to his left, stepped back and coolly knocked down Georgia's biggest shot of the season, a 3-pointer in overtime that lifted the Bulldogs to a 70-68 victory over No. 20 Mississippi State on Saturday.
    "That was a big-time shot that big-time players make," Georgia senior Gerald Robinson Jr. said. "I don't care what year you are classification-wise, when you hit shots like that you're a star."
    Caldwell-Pope led the Bulldogs with 20 points on 7 of 15 shooting, including 6 of 12 from 3-point range.
    Georgia (12-12, 3-7) earned its first Southeastern Conference road win this season and only its second road victory overall. Robinson added 13 points, including eight in overtime. Dustin Ware had 11.
    Mississippi State (19-6, 6-4) was led by Dee Bost's 21 points. The senior guard missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that could have won the game.
    Georgia trailed for much of the afternoon, but Robinson hit a driving layup with 27 seconds remaining that sent the game into overtime.
    Georgia won at Humphrey Coliseum for the first time since 2002.
    Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury said his team appeared flat from the opening tip.
    "When you're not yourself, it's a fine line and unfortunately today we were on the wrong side of that line," Stansbury said. "... Nowhere in that game did I feel that we got that emotion to where it needed to be. When you don't get to that level, that's what can happen."
    Jalen Steele scored 15 points and Arnett Moultrie added 12 as Mississippi State lost the final game of its three-game homestand. Steele missed a 3-pointer just before the buzzer in regulation that would have won the game.
    The game was back and forth in overtime with Mississippi State taking a 66-65 lead on Steele's 3-pointer with 1:22 remaining. But Caldwell-Pope responded with his own 3-pointer just seconds later, faking fellow freshman Rodney Hood before making the long jumper for a 68-66 lead with 1:02 left.
    "He made a couple of errors early in the game and he's normally not a guy to do that," Georgia coach Mark Fox said. "I had to chew him out a little bit and I think he felt a little guilty after that. He came through for us in a big way."