Tennessee women knock off Georgia for second time in a month

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ATHENS, Ga. — Shekinna Stricklen had 24 points, including six in Tennessee’s 11-0 run to open the second half, and the No. 7 Lady Vols beat No. 17 Georgia 67-50 on Sunday for their second win over the Lady Bulldogs this month.

Tennessee's Meighan Simmons drives past Georgia's Erika Ford during the first half of the Lady Vols' 17-point win.  JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
JOHN BAZEMORE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tennessee's Meighan Simmons drives past Georgia's Erika Ford during the first half of the Lady Vols' 17-point win.

Stricklen helped Ten­nessee (16-5, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) pull away after leading by only one point at halftime. Ariel Massengale had 16 points, including 13 in the second half.

Meredith Mitchell had 13 points and Jasmine Hassell had 11 for Georgia (16-6, 5-4), which has lost three of four.

NO. 6 KENTUCKY 82, ALABAMA 68

In Lexington, Ky., Keyla Snowden scored 14 points and A’dia Mathies added 13 as Kentucky (20-2, 9-0 South­eastern Conference) beat Alabama (10-12, 0-8) to move the Wildcats within one game of matching the best start in school history.

MINNESOTA 78, NO. 9 OHIO STATE 68

In Minneapolis, Rachel Banham scored 20 points, helping Minnesota (12-11, 4-5 Big Ten) take down Ohio State (20-2, 7-2).

NO. 10 MIAMI 88,  BOSTON COLLEGE 57

In Boston, Shenise Johnson scored 16 of her 22 points in the opening half to lead Miami (19-3, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to its eighth consecutive win, a rout over Boston College (5-16, 0-8).

NO. 20 GEORGETOWN 54, NO. 11 RUTGERS 36

In Washington, Tia Magee scored 21 points and Georgetown (17-5, 6-3 Big East) held Rutgers (17-5, 6-3 Big East) to a season-low 36 points.

NO. 14 TEXAS A&M 66, IOWA STATE 64

In College Station, Texas, Sydney Carter made two free throws with 2.4 seconds left to lift Texas A&M (14-5, 5-3 Big 12) over Iowa State (14-5, 5-3 Big 12).

NO. 15 DELAWARE 72, JAMES MADISON 65

In Harrisonburg, Va., Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points and Delaware (18-1, 9-0 Colonial Athletic Association) rallied to knock off James Madison (15-5, 6-3).

MICHIGAN STATE 83,  NO. 18 PENN STATE 77

In East Lansing, Mich., Porsche Poole scored a career-high 32 points and Michigan State (13-9, 5-4 Big Ten) rallied to beat Penn State (16-5, 6-3).

NO. 19 NEBRASKA 67, ILLINOIS 47

In Champaign, Ill., Lindsey Moore scored 20 points to help Nebraska (18-3, 7-2 Big Ten) beat Illinois (7-15, 1-8).

NO. 25 NORTH CAROLINA 75, WAKE FOREST 71

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half and North Carolina (16-5, 6-2 ACC) took command late to beat Wake Forest (12-9, 2-6).

SOUTH CAROLINA 69, MISSISSIPPI STATE 43

In Columbia, La’Keisha Sutton scored 17 points and Markeshia Grant added 15 as South Carolina (17-5, 6-3 SEC) routed Mississippi State (13-8, 4-4).

GEORGIA TECH 63, CLEMSON 54

In Clemson, S.C, Tyaunna Marshall’s 17 points led Georgia Tech (16-6, 6-3 ACC) over Clemson (5-14, 1-7).

Clemson’s Nikki Dixon led all scorers with 18.


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