Georgia women start fast in rout of Ole Miss

Georgia women 61, Mississippi 47

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Georgia's Anne Marie Armstrong scored 15 points in the win over Mississippi on Sunday.  BRUCE NEWMAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Georgia's Anne Marie Armstrong scored 15 points in the win over Mississippi on Sunday.

OXFORD, Miss. — No. 15 Georgia got off to a quick start at Mississippi on Sunday and never looked back.

After opening the game with a 30-2 run, the Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 61-47 victory.

Georgia (16-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) forced 12 turnovers in the first half and took advantage of Ole Miss’ 7-for-27 (25.9 percent) shooting performance from the field to build an insurmountable 43-15 halftime lead.

At one point, Ole Miss (12-8, 2-5) went nearly 12 minutes without a basket.

Georgia was led in scoring by Anne Marie Armstrong (15), Khaalidah Miller (13), Jasmine Hassell (11) and Meredith Mitchell (10).

NO. 5 DUKE 80,
NO. 8 MARYLAND 72

In Durham, N.C., Haley Peters scored a career-high 21 points and Duke beat Maryland (18-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) its 10th straight win.

Chelsea Gray had seven of her 17 points in the final 3 minutes to help the Blue Devils (16-2, 7-0) remain the ACC’s only unbeaten team in league play.

NO. 6 KENTUCKY 57,
FLORIDA 52

In Lexington, Ky., Kastine Evans scored all of her 10 points in the second half to help Kentucky (18-2, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) hold off Florida (13-7, 3-4).

NO. 10 OHIO STATE 96,

ILLINOIS 84

In Columbus, Ohio, Samantha Prahalis scored eight consecutive points down the stretch for Ohio State (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten), leading the Buckeyes past pesky Illinois (6-14, 0-7).

NO. 16 DELAWARE 60,

DREXEL 49

In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne scored 21 points and Delaware (16-1, 7-0 Colonial Athletic Association) took control in the second half to beat Drexel (9-8, 5-2).

IOWA ST. 66,

NO. 17 TEXAS TECH 49

In Ames, Iowa, Hallie Christofferson had 19 points and Iowa State (10-7, 1-5 Big 12) beat Texas Tech (14-4, 2-4) to end the longest losing streak in coach Bill Fennelly’s 17 seasons. Iowa State had lost five in a row.

NO. 18 LOUISVILLE 64,
NO. 19 GEORGETOWN 61

In Washington, Shoni Schimmel scored 19 points and Louisville (16-4, 5-2 Big East) built a 10-point second-half lead then hung on to beat Georgetown (15-5, 4-3).

NO. 20 NEBRASKA 64, MINNESOTA 49

In Lincoln, Neb., Jordan Hooper scored 15 of her 23 points in the first half and Nebraska (16-3, 5-2 Big Ten) broke a two-game losing streak with a win over Minnesota (11-10, 3-4).

NO. 22 PENN STATE 68,

IOWA 52

In State College, Pa., Alex Bentley scored 21 points and Penn State (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) beat Iowa (11-9, 3-4) hours after longtime Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno died of cancer.

NO. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 60, N.C. STATE 50

In Raleigh, N.C., Chay Shegog scored 16 points and Candace Wood added 15 to help North Carolina (14-5, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat North Carolina State (13-7, 3-4).

SOUTH CAROLINA 65,
NO. 25 VANDERBILT 60 (OT)

In Nashville, Tenn., La’Keisha Sutton scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers, to help South Carolina (15-5, 4-3 SEC) beat Vanderbilt (14-5, 2-4) in overtime.

The Gamecocks broke a three-game skid in the conference.


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