Georgia women beat Missouri 75-64 in SEC tourney’s 2nd round

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Tiaria Griffin scored 21 points, Krista Donald added 13 points and 15 rebounds, and the 10th-seeded Georgia women beat No. 7 Missouri 75-64 in the SEC tournament second round on Thursday.

Griffin and Erika Ford made back-to-back jumpers to spark a 10-1 run that put Georgia (19-11) up 66-55 with 2:26 to play. The Bulldogs will play No. 2 seed and fifth-ranked Tennessee on Friday.

Georgia went in front for good with 10 straight points, leading 13-7 at the 11:24 mark of the first half.

The Bulldogs extended the lead to 11 before Missouri (17-13) closed the half within 32-27. The Tigers trailed 56-54 with 4:36 left but would get no closer.

Ford had 14 points and Mackenzie Engram added 11 for Georgia.

Sierra Michaelis had 20 of her career-high 29 points in the second half and Morgan Stock added 11 points for Missouri.