ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- After a slow start, Georgia responded just in time.
Tasha Humphrey scored all 19 of her points in the second half to lead the Bulldogs (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) to a 69-59 comeback win over Oakland.Humphrey, who had 11 rebounds, was one of three Georgia players with a double-double. Angel Robinson had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Megan Darrah had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-0)."It is all about heart in the second half," Robinson said. "It was a matter of outhustling the other team."After being outrebounded in the first half, Georgia outrebounded the Golden Grizzlies 30-13 in the second to overtake the Golden Grizzlies."The offensive rebounds and the putbacks were the most important piece of the half," said Georgia coach Andy Landers. "It was what enabled us to win like we did."Jessica Pike led Oakland (3-2) with 23 points.The teams were tied at 55 with 4:40 to play 55 after Melissa Jeltema converted a three-point play for Oakland. Humphrey answered with a hook.Following a turnover, Darrah hit a 3-pointer to put Georgia up 62-57 with 3:55 to go. The final margin was Georgia's biggest lead of the game.Pike scored the first six points of the game in the first two minutes while Georgia missed its first six shots. The Golden Grizzlies had a double-digit lead six minutes into the game when Pike's two free throws made it 17-7.Robinson's 3-point play and Humphrey's 3-point basket gave Georgia its first lead, 33-32, 90 seconds into the second half.Georgia switched to a zone defense after Oakland's motion offense stopped the Bulldogs."We didn't do anything to stop them with our man," Landers said, "and they didn't hurt our zone."Humphrey moved up to No. 7 on Georgia's career scoring list with 1,834 points, one more than Wanda Holloway.