Lady Dogs crush Tide

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ATHENS, Ga. --- Jasmine James was poised and ready on the bench if No. 24 Georgia ever got into trouble. Thanks to Khaalidah Miller and Ronika Ransford, the Lady Bulldogs didn't need their injured starting point guard on Sunday.

Georgia's win was coach Andy Landers' 850th of his career. Only four other major college coaches have more victories. 
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Georgia's win was coach Andy Landers' 850th of his career. Only four other major college coaches have more victories.

Miller scored a game-high 22 points while Ransford led Georgia to an 81-54 win over Alabama (12-12, 1-10 Southeastern Conference).

Anne Marie Armstrong scored 16 points and Porsha Phillips had her ninth double-double of the season with 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs (18-5, 8-2 SEC).

The win was head coach Andy Landers' 850th. Only four other major college coaches have won more games: Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt, Vivian Stringer and Sylvia Hatchell.

PENN STATE 82, NO. 20 IOWA 75

In Iowa City, Iowa, Alex Bentley scored 25 points and Penn State won its fourth in a row.

Freshman reserve Maggie Lucas added 18 points for the Nittany Lions (20-5, 9-2 Big Ten).

The Hawkeyes (17-7, 5-6) lost for the second time this week.

NO. 10 UCLA 74, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 67

In Los Angeles, Darxia Morris scored a career-high 24 points, Jasmine Dixon added 23 and UCLA pulled away in the closing minutes.

Dixon grabbed 14 rebounds for the Bruins (19-2, 9-1 Pac-10). Jackie Gemelos scored 16 points for the Trojans (13-8, 5-5).

NO. 1 BAYLOR 84,

OKLAHOMA STATE 57

In Stillwater, Okla., Brittney Griner scored 19 points, Destiny Williams added 17 as Baylor achieved the best start to a season in school history.

Baylor (21-1, 8-0 Big 12) built a 20-point lead by half and then put away its 18th consecutive win with a 12-0 run in the second half.

Vicky McIntyre scored 12 points to lead Oklahoma State (13-8, 1-7).

NO. 12 MARYLAND 88,

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 59

In College Park, Md., Lynetta Kizer had 22 points and 13 rebounds in Maryland's win.

The Terrapins (20-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed by 12 with just over 13 minutes elapsed before storming back to extend their winning streak to seven.

Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored 14 for the Wolfpack (10-13, 1-7).

NO. 11 MICHIGAN STATE 76,

PURDUE 57

In East Lansing, Mich., Brittney Thomas scored a career-high 22 points to help Michigan State match the best start in school history.

Lykendra Johnson had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Spartans (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten).

BOSTON COLLEGE 78, CLEMSON 49

In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Boston College used a 18-3 second half run to pull away from Clemson.

Jaclyn Thoman scored 14 points to lead Boston College (17-7, 4-5 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Kirstyn Wright scored 18 points to lead Clemson (10-14, 3-6). Sthefany Thomas had 11, but was just 1 of 7 from behind the arc.

SOUTH CAROLINA 64, ARKANSAS 62

In Fayetteville, Ark., La'Keisha Sutton hit two free throws in the final seven seconds to break a tie and give South Carolina a two-point victory over Arkansas.

Sutton finished with 21 points to lead the Gamecocks (13-10, 5-5 Southeastern Conference). Valerie Nainima scored 11 of her 14 points in the second half. Ieasia Walker added 11.

C'eira Ricketts, of Arkansas (16-7, 4-7), led all scorers with 18 points.

 
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