Lady Bulldogs Earn a Basketball Road Win With Comeback Against Auburn


The Lady Bulldogs outraced Auburn down the stretch for a big comeback road win at Auburn Sunday afternoon.

The Georgia womens basketball team outscored the Auburn Lady Tigers 11 – 5 in the final 3:16 of the game to take a 57 – 52 comeback win in Auburn.

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Tiaria Griffin

scored 16 points and

Shacobia Barbee

added a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the twentieth ranked Lady Bulldogs. Griffin scored seven of the Dawgs final 11 points.

With 3:44 remaining, Auburn (9-8, 0-4 SEC) went ahead 47-46 on a Hasina Muhammad jumper. Griffin answered with back-to-back 3-pointers to put Georgia (15-2, 3-1 SEC) up 52-47 just 1:23 later.

Andy Landers spoke to about Griffin’s late game effort.

"Those buckets were huge and I couldn’t figure out her shot head coach I’ve never seen her hold the ball like that and work the step back, so I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to end, especially that last one. She shot the ball well. She’s been shooting the ball well and her teammates do a good job of finding her. The best thing about the last eight to 10 games is that she starting to create her own shots."

After a defensive stop, Marjorie Butler converted a pair of free throws, creating a three-possession game with 80 second left. The Tigers cut the margin to 55-52 on a Brandy Montgomery 3-pointer with 34 second left, but a Griffin free throw extended the margin back to two possessions.

“I thought defensively we stayed the course,” Landers said. “We were very good changing from one to other, 2-3 (zone) to man. They ran some isolation and scored. Muhammad was terrific coming down the stretch, but we were pretty good defensively and then opportunistic on offense.”

For the Lady Tigers, Muhammad finished with a game-high 18 points, 16 of those coming in the second half.

Though out-rebounded 37-33, the Lady Bulldogs owned a 19-7 advantage on second-chance points.

Georgia started the game cold, connecting on just one of its first 10 shots from the field as Auburn jumped out to a 7-2 lead. The Lady Bulldogs surged to their first lead at 8-7 moments later, but consecutive three-point plays from Tra’cee Tanner pushed the Tigers to a 15-8 advantage.

The Tigers built their largest lead at 24-13 with 4:22 remaining in the first half but the Lady Bulldogs pulled within two points at intermission.

Georgia tied the game at 28-28 and grabbed its first lead of the second half at 31-30 on a Griffin 3-pointer. There were five lead changes and two ties before Griffin ignited the decisive surge.

Georgia’s next game is Thursday night at Ole Miss at 7 p.m. ET.

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