Lady Bulldog Tiaria Griffin Earns Co-SEC Player of the Week Honor


Lady Bulldog Tiaria Griffin is SEC Co-Player of the Week.

Georgia’s Tiaria Griffin scored a team-high 16 points in wins over both Auburn and Missouri last week to share SEC Co-Player of the Week honors with Cierra Burdick or Tennessee.

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Griffin, a 5-7, guard from Monticello, Mississippi, connected on 4-of-8 shots from the floor, 3-of-6 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws against Missouri. Griffin scored 11 second-half points in just 12 minutes of playing time. At Auburn, Griffin scored seven points in an 11-5 Georgia run that turned a one-point deficit into a five-point win. With the Lady Bulldogs trailing 47-46 with 3:44 remaining, Griffin hit back-to-back 3-pointers in a span of 55 seconds to put Georgia ahead for good. She also notched team highs of two assists and three steals versus the Tigers.

For the week, Griffin made 50.0 percent of her 3-point attempts and 87.5 percent of her trips to the free throw line.

Andy Landers noted the juniors continued development as an offensive player. “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.”

While the Lady Bulldogs are defensive minded – ranking second in the SEC in total defense, fourth in field goal percentage defense, and second in steals per game – Griffin powers the Dawg offense in conference play, ranking fourth in the conference in scoring (15.3 points per game) and leading the league in field goal percentage (.512), 3-point percentage (.500) and 3-pointers per game (3.0) in SEC games.

Overall, Griffin is averaging 12.1 points per game. She has recorded a team-high 13 double-digit scoring performances and has paced Georgia offensively in a team-best nine games.

The 20 ranked Lady Bulldogs are 15 – 2, 3 – 1 in SEC play with a perfect 10 – 0 home mark.

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