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Final

Tennessee St 50

(3-5, 1-1 OVC)

(13) Georgia 71

(9-0, 6-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 8, 2009

    1 2 T
    TNST 21 2950
    #13UGA 37 3471

    Georgia overcomes slow start in win vs. Tennessee State

    Associated Press

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Meredith Mitchell scored a career-high 17 points to help No. 13 Georgia overcome a sluggish start and beat Tennessee State 71-50 on Tuesday night.

    Ashley Houts added 13 points and four assists while Anne Marie Armstrong had 10 points for Georgia (9-0).

    Jasmine Smith scored a game-high 20 points and had a game-high 13 rebounds for Tennessee State (3-5). Oby Okafor also had 12 points.

    Both teams played sloppily: Georgia committed 23 turnovers, Tennessee State 22. But Georgia out-shot Tennessee State from the field 50.9 percent to 28.3 percent.

    Georgia turned the ball over six of its first eight possessions of the game and trailed 5-2 before going on a 16-0 run. Angel Robinson started the run with a layup and a pair of free throws. Jaleesa Rhoden and Candace Williams hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 19-8 lead with 9:52 left in the half.

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