No. 21 Arkansas routs Georgia 60-49 in SEC semifinal

AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Michael Qualls scored 15 points and No. 21 Arkansas beat third-seeded Georgia 60-49 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference semifinals.

The second-seeded Razorbacks (26-7) will play top-ranked Kentucky on Sunday in their sixth championship game and first time since 2008.

Both teams struggled in a sluggish game for teams that played Friday night, with Georgia leaving the arena around midnight.

Bobby Portis scored a season-low four points for Arkansas. The coaches' pick for the SEC's best player hit only one of 14 shots, though he grabbed 12 rebounds.

Georgia (21-11) failed for a second straight year to reach the Bulldogs' first final since 2008 when they won a tournament rearranged by tornadoes that hit Atlanta.

Marcus Thornton and Cameron Forte each scored 13 points for Georgia, and Taylor Echols had 10.

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