By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Levi Randolph and Rodney Cooper hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the closing minutes, leading Alabama to an ugly 52-45 victory that ended Georgia's 5-game winning streak Tuesday night.
The Crimson Tide (16-8, 8-3) won for the eighth time in 10 games with another stifling defensive effort. Alabama has held nine straight SEC opponents to less than 60 points, limiting the Bulldogs to 31% (16 of 52) from the field.
Georgia (12-12, 6-5) went more than 10 minutes without a field goal in the second half but still had a chance because of both teams' offensive woes. When Donte Williams slammed in a wild miss off the backboard, the Bulldogs led 41-40 with 2:37 remaining.
But Randolph swished a 3-pointer, and Cooper followed with another to finish off Georgia.
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