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Lady Vols use big second-half flurry to bury Georgia

Jan 6, 2012 - 2:43 AM Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) - Glory Johnson scored 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, as sixth-ranked Tennessee used a big second-half spurt to bury 16th-ranked Georgia, 80-51.

Ariel Massengale added 19 points and dished out nine assists, while Shekinna Stricklen posted 12 points and eight rebounds for Tennessee (11-3, 2-0 SEC), which won its fourth straight game. Meighan Simmons added 10 points in the win.

Meredith Mitchell paced Georgia (12-3, 1-1) with 14 points in defeat.

Tennessee blew open a single-digit game with a 32-9 scoring stretch that included impressive work on the glass. The Lady Vols outrebounded Georgia, 52-32, on the game.

The lead grew to 68-42 on Johnson's three-point play, and Cierra Burdick's board and bucket opened a 31-point edge, 76-45. The rout was on from there, as Tennessee held Georgia to 34.9 percent shooting and held a 15-to-1 advantage in free throws made over the final 20 minutes.








  • GEORGIA: 51
    TENNESSEE: 80
    Final

    Jan 5 8:53 PM


  • GEORGIA: 27
    TENNESSEE: 36
    Halftime

    Jan 5 7:49 PM


  • GEORGIA: 0
    TENNESSEE: 0
    1st Half - 20:00

    Jan 5 7:09 PM
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