Lady Dogs post ugly win over Gamecocks

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ATHENS, Ga. — Jasmine Hassell scored 19 points as No. 13 Georgia outlasted No. 18 South Carolina 42-40 on Sunday to post its lowest winning point total in school history.

Georgia's Jasmine Hassell shoots between South Carolina's Ieasia Walker (right) and Elem Ibiam. Hassell had 19 points in the victory.  AJ REYNOLDS/MORRIS NEWS SERVICE
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Georgia's Jasmine Hassell shoots between South Carolina's Ieasia Walker (right) and Elem Ibiam. Hassell had 19 points in the victory.

South Carolina (14-3, 2-2 South­eastern Conference), led by Aleighsa Welch with 19 points, managed only one field goal in the last 13 minutes.

With Georgia (15-2, 3-1) leading by five, Tiffany Mitchell’s short jumper with 1:12 left was South Carolina first field goal of the second half since the 13:57 mark.

Georgia threw the ball away, and Sancheon White’s free throws cut the deficit to 41-40 with 44.6 seconds showing.

Georgia killed the clock until Anne Marie Armstrong missed for the seventh time in seven tries. Hassell rebounded and was fouled, making 1 of 2 free throws.

Georgia defeated DeKalb College 43-42 on Jan. 17, 1974, the first win in program history.

NO. 1 BAYLOR 82, NO. 17 KANSAS 60

In Lawrence, Kan., Brittney Griner had 33 points and seven rebounds, and Baylor (14-1, 4-0 Big 12) had little trouble beating Kansas (11-4, 2-2) for the Lady Bears’ 12th consecutive win.

NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 71, RUTGERS 46

In South Bend, Ind., Skylar Diggins scored 15 points to lead Notre Dame (14-1, 3-0 Big East) to a victory over Rutgers (9-7, 0-3).

NO. 4 DUKE 73, WAKE FOREST 44

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Elizabeth Williams scored 18 points and Duke (15-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) routed Wake Forest (9-7, 2-2) for its 38th consecutive victory in the series.

NO. 7 CALIFORNIA 67, NO. 5 STANFORD 55

In Stanford, Calif., Gennifer Brandon had 14 points and 12 rebounds and California (13-2, 3-1 Pac-12) snapped Stanford’s (14-2, 3-1) 81-game winning streak against conference opponents.

NO. 6 KENTUCKY 69, MISSOURI 43

In Columbia, Mo., DeNesha Stallworth scored 17 points and A’dia Mathies added 14 to help Kentucky (16-1, 4-0 SEC) extend its school-record winning streak to 15 games with a win over Missouri (12-6, 1-3).

NO. 8 PENN STATE 80, NEBRASKA 58

In State College, Pa., Alex Bentley scored 19 points and led a swift backcourt trio that created havoc all over the floor to help Penn State (13-2, 3-0 Big Ten) beat Nebraska (12-5, 2-2).

NO. 9 TENNESSEE 78, FLORIDA 75 (OT)

In Gainesville, Fla., Meighan Simmons scored 27 points, Bashaara Graves added 17 points and 15 rebounds, and Tennessee (13-3, 4-0 SEC) beat Florida (13-5, 2-2) in overtime, snapping the Gators’ 15-game winning streak at home.

NO. 10 MARYLAND 74, VIRGINIA TECH 45

In Blacksburg, Va., Alyssa Thomas had 26 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks and Maryland (13-3, 4-1 ACC) took charge from the opening tip and beat Virginia Tech (7-9, 1-4).

NO. 11 NORTH CAROLINA 79, GEORGIA TECH 58

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Megan Buckland scored 19 points, leading five players in double figures as North Carolina (17-1, 5-0 ACC) rolled over Georgia Tech for its 10th win in a row.

Brittany Jackson scored 20 points to pace Georgia Tech (8-8, 1-4).

NO. 14 UCLA 85, WASHINGTON 68

In Los Angeles, Jasmine Dixon tied her season high with 13 points and also pulled down 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season, and UCLA (13-2, 4-0 Pac-12) overcame a turnover-plagued first half to post its sixth consecutive victory, beating Washington (10-5, 2-2).

NO. 18 FLORIDA STATE 86, NO. 24 MIAMI 65

In Tallahassee, Fla., Leonor Rodriguez scored 21 points and Natasha Howard had 20 points and nine rebounds as Florida State (13-3, 3-2 ACC) routed Miami (12-4, 3-2).

NO. 20 TEXAS A&M 78, AUBURN 56

In College Station, Texas, Kelsey Bone had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Texas A&M (13-5, 3-1 SEC) over Auburn (13-4, 2-2).

NO. 21 OKLAHOMA STATE 64, TEXAS 52

In Austin, Texas, Toni Young had 19 points and seven rebounds and Oklahoma State (13-2, 2-2 Big 12) beat Texas (7-8, 0-4).

NO. 23 COLORADO 56, UTAH 43

In Salt Lake City, Jen Reese scored 11 points to lead Colorado (13-2, 2-2 Pac-12) over Utah (9-6, 0-4), in their second meeting this week.

The Buffaloes won 67-57 on Tues­day.

BOSTON COLLEGE 66, CLEMSON 43

In Clemson, S.C., Kristen Doherty and Katie Zenevitch had 18 points apiece to lead Boston College (8-7, 2-2 ACC) over the Tigers (4-12, 0-5).

Chancie Dunn led Clemson with 11 points. Quinyotta Pettaway had 10 points and 11 rebounds.


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