No. 24 Georgia 69, Arkansas 48

No. 24 Georgia 69, Arkansas 48

Published Feb. 28, 2010 10:27 p.m. ET

Ashley Houts scored 15 points in her final home game to lead No. 24 Georgia to a 69-48 victory over Arkansas on Sunday.

Freshman reserve Jasmine Hassell added 13 points for Georgia (22-7, 9-7 Southeastern Conference). Charity Ford scored 12 points for Arkansas (12-17, 4-12).

Georgia bolted to a 12-0 lead in the first seven minutes. Arkansas did not score its first field goal until 11:03, when C'eira Ricketts scored off a steal.

The Razorbacks came back with six straight points, but they quickly fell behind again and trailed 32-23 at the half.


Lyndsay Harris had a three-point play for Arkansas to cut the gap to 45-38 with 13:03 to play, but Georgia answered with a 7-0 run to push the lead to 14. Arkansas trailed by double digits the rest of the way.

``We got the lead down to six or eight,'' Arkansas coach Tom Collen said. ``What happens with this team is that they cannot make it over the hump. I just didn't see that we believed we could win.''

The game was also the final home appearance for Georgia senior Angel Robinson. Robinson had nine points and seven rebounds.

``Normally it is a really hard thing,'' Georgia coach Andy Landers said. ``You see them standing out there, and you realize that this is the last time I am going to have these kids.''

Georgia started the season 16-0 before slumping. The Lady Dogs had lost six of eight heading into Thursday's 65-49 win at South Carolina.

``I don't know where we are back from,'' Landers said. ``I think we are back from being disappointed. It's not that we went on a terrible trip. It was not an enjoyable slide. I think it was mental and not physical.''

Landers was proud of the way that the Lady Dogs played in the regular-season finale.

``I feel better,'' he said. ``We have played well and have rebounded well.''

Houts will leave Georgia having played more minutes that any other Lady Bulldog.

``Today was bittersweet like everybody says,'' Houts said. ``The biggest joy was having a good game and beating a good team.''