Humphrey's 25 points pace Georgia's rout of Alabama

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Tasha Humphrey scored a season-high 25 points and Georgia (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) snapped out of its recent malaise with a 71-53 victory over Alabama on Sunday.

The Lady Dogs ended a losing streak at two games, avoiding an almost unprecedented freefall. A loss would have given Georgia a three-game losing streak for only the fourth time during Andy Landers' 29-plus seasons as coach.

But playing at home against a young Alabama team, Georgia never had much reason to worry. Georgia (15-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) won its 16th consecutive home game and 13th straight against the Crimson Tide, dating to 1999.

Alabama (8-11, 1-3) lost its third straight.

Both teams were sloppy with the ball, combining for 50 turnovers. But only Georgia shot well enough to overcome its mistakes, finishing 54 percent from the field.

Angel Robinson added 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs, who stumbled in recent weeks after starting the season 13-0.

Camilla Blands had a team-high 16 points for Alabama.

The Crimson Tide, who starts no seniors and two freshmen, trailed by only one point midway through the first half. But Georgia responded with a 15-6 run and led 34-26 at the break.

After trailing by double digits early in the second half, Alabama cut the deficit to eight on Blands' 3-pointer with eight minutes left. But Humphrey answered with a 3-pointer of her own on Georgia's next possession.