Bulldogs continue resurgence leading into postseason

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Angel Robinson scored 16 points to lead Georgia (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) to its eighth straight victory over South Carolina, 55-41 Thursday night.

Robinson helped the Lady Bulldogs (21-7, 8-5 Southeastern Conference) on a night when star Tasha Humphrey, the SEC's third leading scorer coming in at 17.7 points a game, was held to just 11.

It also continued a late resurgence for Georgia right before the SEC and NCAA tournaments. The Bulldogs have won their past four games. Earlier this month, they had fallen out of the rankings after a 1-4 stretch.

Megan Darrah added 13 points for Georgia, which can see just how far it has come when it finishes the regular season Sunday at home against No. 3 Tennessee.

The Gamecocks (14-14, 3-10) not only fell to 4-27 against Georgia, they continued a run of futility against the country's best teams.

South Carolina has lost its last 19 games against ranked opponents, since a 79-61 victory over No. 14 Minnesota on Dec. 13, 2005.

Brionna Dickerson led South Carolina with 11 points.

Georgia took some time to find its rhythm, missing six of its first eight shots. But after falling behind 8-4, the Lady Bulldogs outscored South Carolina 30-9 the rest of the period.