Lady Dogs nip Gamecocks

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COLUMBIA — Anne Marie Armstrong sank two foul shots with 5 seconds left, lifting No. 18 Georgia to a 61-59 win over No. 25 South Carolina Thursday night.

Georgia's Khaalidah Miller defends South Carolina's Charenee Stephens in the first half of the Lady Dogs' 61-59 conference victory.  TRACY GLANTZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
TRACY GLANTZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Georgia's Khaalidah Miller defends South Carolina's Charenee Stephens in the first half of the Lady Dogs' 61-59 conference victory.

The Lady Bulldogs (20-6, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) led 59-55 with 1:07 left, but the Gamecocks weren’t done. Both La’Keisha Sutton and Iesia Walker went 2 of 2 at the foul line, pulling South Carolina (19-7, 8-5) even at 59-all with 12 seconds left. Georgia got the ball back and South Carolina’s Sancheon White committed a foul, sending Armstrong to the charity stripe.

Walker got off a last-second effort from long range for the Gamecocks, but it wouldn’t fall.

Jasmine Hassell led Georgia with 18 points, while Sutton paced South Carolina with 20 points.

NO. 6 MIAMI 73, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 61

In Raleigh, N.C., Riquna Williams scored 17 of her 24 points in the first half to help Miami (23-3, 12-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat North Carolina State (15-12, 4-9).

ALABAMA 77, NO. 7 KENTUCKY 75

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Jasmine Robinson scored 17 points and Alabama (12-15, 2-11 SEC) held off a big rally for a victory over Kentucky (21-5, 10-3), the Crimson Tide’s first win against a ranked team in more than nine years.

NO. 8 MARYLAND 73, VIRGINIA 56

In Charlottesville, Va., Tianna Hawkins scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Maryland (22-4, 9-4 ACC) took charge early in a victory over Virginia (18-9, 6-7).

NO. 9 OHIO STATE 75, INDIANA 54

In Columbus, Ohio, Tayler Hill scored 27 points and Ohio State (23-3, 10-3 Big Ten) never trailed in handing Indiana (5-21, 0-13) its 13th consecutive loss.

NO. 10 DELAWARE 89, HOFSTRA 79

In Hempstead, N.Y., Elena Delle Donne had a season-high 42 points, including the 2,000th of her career, and added 14 rebounds to help Delaware (23-1, 14-0 Colonial Athletic Association) beat Hofstra (17-8, 9-5).

NO. 12 PENN STATE 74, NO. 17 PURDUE 63

In West Lafayette, Ind., Maggie Lucas scored 28 points and Penn State (21-5, 11-3) maintained its Big Ten lead by defeating Purdue (19-7, 9-4.

NO. 20 GEORGIA TECH 67, WAKE FOREST 52

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Dawnn Maye scored 23 points and Tyaunna Marshall tallied a double-double to lead Georgia Tech (19-7, 9-4 ACC) over Wake Forest (15-11, 5-8).

Sasha Goodlett chipped in 16 points, Metra Walthour 10 and Marshall had 14 points and 10 boards.

BOSTON COLLEGE 56, CLEMSON 53

In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Kristen Doherty scored 17 points to lead Boston College (7-19, 2-11 ACC) past Clemson (6-18, 2-11).


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