ATHENS, Ga. -- Center Jasmine Hassell had 19 points and Georgia (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) made 10 3-pointers in a 67-57 victory over Arkansas on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
The Lady Bulldogs (12-2, 1-0) got 15 points from Anne Marie Armstrong and 12 apiece from Meredith Mitchell and Khaalidah Miller.Sarah Watkins had 15 points for Arkansas (11-2, 0-1) and C'eira Ricketts added 14.The Razorbacks built a 16-9 lead in the first 6½ minutes. But after hitting eight of their first 15 field goals, the Razorbacks missed their next 13 shots from the field.Georgia went on a 13-0 run to go up 23-18 on a tip-in by Mitchell with 5:10 left in the half.The Lady Bulldogs took a 52-34 lead at 13:26 of the second half on Hassell's turnaround jumper. Hassell's three-point play at 5:16 gave Georgia its biggest lead at 66-46.