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Final

Auburn 56

(9-7, 0-3 SEC)

(18) Georgia 71

(14-5, 3-2 SEC)

    2:30 PM ET, January 16, 2005

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    AUB 22 3456
    #18UGA 37 3471

    Humphrey leads Georgia with 17 points, 10 boards

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Freshman Tasha Humphrey had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 18 Georgia to a 71-56 win over Auburn on Sunday.

    Georgia (14-5, 3-2 SEC) made nine 3-pointers and got 15 points from Janese Hardrick and 12 apiece from Megan Darrah and Sherill Baker. Humphrey earned her fifth double-double against SEC opponents.

    Marita Payne led Auburn (9-7, 0-3 SEC) with 11 points, 10 blocks and six rebounds. Natasha Brackett added 10 points.

    The 6-foot-5 Payne entered the game averaging a nation-best 4.4 blocks. She had eight by halftime and equaled her own school record of 10, set last year in wins over Kentucky and LSU.

    Auburn went nearly five minutes without a field goal and Georgia jumped to a 13-3 lead, highlighted by 3-pointers by Cori Chambers, Humphrey and Katie Frye.

    Auburn trailed 15-7 with 12:58 left after Louise Emeagi's putback. Georgia dominated the next six minutes with a 17-3 run. Baker scored three baskets in the run, two off a steal and one off a loose ball, giving Georgia a 32-10 lead.

    The Tigers scored the last seven points of the half to draw to 37-22 at the break.

    Auburn came within 13 points twice in the second half, the last after Alexis Ogubie's short jumper made it 43-30 with 14:55 to play. But a 15-5 run over the next six minutes put the Lady Dogs comfortably ahead.

    Auburn's fifth straight loss is the longest since the school lost seven in a row in 2002.

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