Balance helps Georgia women knock off No. 21 Missouri 65-50
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Marjorie Butler led a balanced attack with 16 points and Georgia used a late 12-0 run to defeat No. 21 Missouri 65-50 on Thursday night.
Tiaria Griffin added 15 points, Shacobia Barbee had 14 and Caliya Robinson 12 with 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (17-6, 5-5 SEC), who were facing their sixth ranked team in the last 10 games. They lost the first three and have won the last three.
Sophie Cunningham had 17 points and Jordan Frericks 12 for Missouri (18-5, 5-5).
A 3-pointer by Griffin put Georgia up 45-43 with 6:15 to play. Frericks made a pair of free throws to pull the Tigers within two with 5:36 to go and then Butler started the run. She also ended it with a 3-pointer. By the time Cunningham made two free throws with 1:15 remaining, Georgia was up 59-47.
The Bulldogs turned 15 Missouri turnovers into 24 points.