ATHENS, Ga. -- Trey Thompkins scored 14 of his 21 points in the final nine minutes to help Georgia overcome a 13-point second-half deficit and beat Alabama 76-70 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (12-13, 4-8 Southeastern Conference) won their third straight at home to improve to 11-3 this season at Stegeman Coliseum.
Georgia snapped an 11-game losing streak to SEC Western Division opponents.
Alabama (14-12, 4-8) has lost five of six, but the Crimson Tide took their biggest lead when Mikhail Torrance's two free throws made it 52-39 with 11:39 remaining.
Since beating Georgia last year in Tuscaloosa, the Tide had lost five straight and six of eight to the SEC East.
Thompkins, who finished with a season-high 17 rebounds, banked in a 14-footer with 4:12 left in the game to make it 61-60 and give the Bulldogs their first lead in nearly 13 minutes.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.