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Forte's basket with 7 seconds left lifts Georgia to 66-65 overtime win over Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Cameron Forte hit a jump shot from the baseline with 7 seconds left in overtime to lift Georgia to a 66-65 victory over Alabama on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (17-9, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak in dramatic fashion. Yante Maten blocked Retin Obasohan's layup attempt from behind with 1 second remaining.

Rodney Cooper couldn't get a shot off in time for the Crimson Tide (16-11, 6-8), which had overcome an eight-point second-half deficit.

Obasohan missed a 3-pointer and Cooper turned it over after grabbing the rebound with 26 seconds left and a 65-64 lead, giving Georgia a chance for the game-winning basket.

Forte, who had eight points and 10 rebounds, made the shot over Riley Norris.

Nemanja Djurisic had 14 points to lead the Bulldogs and Charles Mann added 13 before fouling out. Marcus Thornton, who also fouled out, scored 10.

Obasohan led Alabama with 16 points while Riley Norris added a career-high 14 and Cooper scored 11.

PHOTO: Georgia head coach Mark Fox watches his team during an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT
Georgia head coach Mark Fox watches his team during an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT

Alabama took a 65-63 lead when Obasohan made 1 of 2 free throws with 1:38 left in overtime. One official had initially called a travel after Obasohan grabbed a rebound on the other end but was overruled, giving Mann his fifth foul.

Djurisic then made a foul shot and missed his second with a chance to tie but managed to get the rebound. J.J. Frazier missed a layup to give Alabama the ball back with 52 seconds remaining.

The Tide made just 16 of 31 free throw attempts (51.6 percent) and missed 11 of 18 second-half attempts.

TIP-INS

Georgia: The Bulldogs made 12 of 25 shots (48 percent) in the second half, had 11 assists and nine turnovers.

Alabama: The Crimson Tide is 2-5 in games decided by two points or less.

UP NEXT

Georgia visits Mississippi on Wednesday.

Alabama hosts South Carolina on Tuesday.

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PHOTO: Alabama guard/forward Riley Norris (1) goes inside for two as Georgia guard Charles Mann defends during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT
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