Georgia overcomes slow start in win vs. Tennessee State

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.