FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (Ticker) -- Georgia's porous defense proved to be better than Arkansas' pathetic offense.
Ezra Williams scored 19 points as the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs cruised en route to an 81-64 wire-to-wire Southeastern Conference rout of struggling Arkansas.
Georgia (10-4, 2-1 SEC East) entered as the worst team in scoring defense in the SEC, allowing over 72 points per game. Arkansas (5-9, 0-3 West) was dead last in offense in the conference, managing only 63.4 points per contest.
It still was no contest as the Razorbacks dropped their fifth straight for the first time since the 1985-86 season.
A jumper by Damien Wilkins established a 16-6 lead for Georgia with 7:45 remaining. Arkansas managed just one basket in the first 12 minutes and faced a 33-15 deficit at halftime.
"Georgia made us look passive," Arkansas coach Stan Heath said. "We have to give them a lot of credit."
It was the second straight half in which the Razorbacks scored 15 points, their total in the opening 20 minutes of last Saturday's 52-37 loss at Auburn. The last time Arkansas scored fewer in a half was when it managed 12 in a loss to Nebraska on March 17, 1987.
Chris Daniels' running jumper capped a 17-3 spurt to start the second half as Georgia opened up its largest lead at 50-18 with just over 15 minutes remaining.
The Bulldogs posted their first victory at Arkansas, improving to 1-5.
Jarvis Hayes added 15 points for Georgia, which has won nine out of the last 10 games. Point guard Rashad Wright handed out seven assists.
Freshman reserve Eric Ferguson led Arkansas with 17 points. Dionisio Gomez grabbed 17 rebounds as the Razorbacks held a 52-35 rebounding edge. However, almost half their rebounds (24) came on their own misses on the offensive end.
Arkansas shot a dismal 22 percent (5-of-22) in the first half, missing all six 3-pointers. Georgia shot 44 percent (11-of-25) in the first 20 minutes to build its cushion.
Georgia converted 18 turnovers by the Razorbacks into 17 points. Arkansas had 12 turnovers at halftime.
The second half featured a bit of chippiness from both teams. Heath picked up his first technical of the season when he argued that Kendrick Davis was fouled with 12:58 left. The Razorbacks were trailing at the time, 52-26.
Less than 45 seconds later, Hayes picked up a technical for trash-talking an Arkansas player. Davis scored four straight points to cut the deficit to 52-30, but that was answered by Georgia scoring six of the next eight points.
"Today, we saw a totally different team in the second half," Heath said. We need to play 40 minutes like that. Right now, it is more mental than physical. We did see some good things."
Williams came up with five steals for Georgia, which has won two in a row against Arkansas after losing four straight in the series. Williams nailed three 3-pointers as well.
Davis netted 15 points and was the lone starter in double figures for Arkansas.