Florida 70

(13-2, 1-1 SEC)

(17) Georgia 89

(11-3, 2-0 SEC)

    2:30 PM ET, January 8, 2006

    1 2 T
    FLA 34 3670
    #17UGA 45 4489

    Top Performers

    Florida: D. Eshe 23 Pts, 11 Reb

    Georgia: H. Tasha 26 Pts, 16 Reb

    Baker helps No. 18 Georgia steal win at Florida

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Sherill Baker had 20 points and extended her career mark with four steals to help lead Georgia (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) to an 89-70 victory over Florida (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, unranked AP) on Sunday.

    Tasha Humphrey led Georgia (11-3 overall, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) with 26 points and 15 rebounds. Cori Chambers and Janese Hardrick each added 13 points.

    Florida (13-2, 1-1) had its 11-game winning streak end, despite 23 points from Dalila Eshe and 14 points from Sha Brooks.

    Baker, a senior who leads the nation with 5.5 steals per game, added two thefts in the first 30 seconds Sunday. She continued her aggressive pace even after a first-half collision left her with a large bump on her forehead.

    Baker had two more in the second half to extend her steals record to 352. She passed Teresa Edwards' mark of 342 from 1982-86 with six steals in the Lady Bulldogs' win at Mississippi on Thursday.

    Edwards, the former Georgia star and five-time Olympian, presented Baker with a basketball commemorating the new mark before the game.

    Georgia made 7-of-13 3-point shots in the first half, including three by Chambers and Hardrick, to lead 45-34 at halftime.

    The Bulldogs held the halftime lead despite Humphrey's foul trouble, which limited the SEC's leading scorer (19.8 points) to 11 minutes.

    Humphrey had five points in Georgia's 11-0 run to open the second half. Baker capped the run with a steal and a basket.

    Florida, losing for the first time since Nov. 23 at Florida State, never recovered. Georgia led 56-34 at the end of the run and kept a comfortable lead the rest of the game.

    The Gators were unable to match their school-record 12-game winning streak in the 1993-94 season.

    Florida fell to 3-19 all-time at Georgia's Stegeman Coliseum.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 70 89
    FG Made-Attempted 28-70 (.400) 34-70 (.486)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 11-23 (.478)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 29

    Game Leaders

    PointsD. Eshe 23H. Tasha 26
    ReboundsD. Eshe 11H. Tasha 16

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