Spokane, WA (Sports Network) - Jasmine James led the way with 16 points as the
fourth-seeded Georgia Lady Bulldogs used a second-half surge to take down the
top-seeded Stanford Cardinal, 61-59, in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament at
Jasmine Hassell and Tiaria Griffin both netted 13 points for Georgia (28-6),
which will advance to the Elite Eight to take on either LSU or California.
Shacobia Barbee and Anne Marie Armstrong were both crucial in the rebounding
battle with 12 and 10 boards, respectively.
For Stanford (33-3), Chiney Ogwumike shined with 26 points and 12 points,
while Amber Orrange added 17 points and eight boards.
Stanford took control of the game in the first half, outshooting Georgia from
the field, 46.9 percent to 30.3 percent, as it carried a 34-27 lead into
The Cardinal led by eight, 42-34, midway through the second half, but the Lady
Bulldogs surged ahead with a 10-0 run over the course of less than two
minutes. The teams went on the seesaw down the stretch, and with the game tied
at 56-56 with just over a minute remaining, Hassell drained the game-winning
jumper to lift Georgia to the upset victory. The squad shot 3-of-4 from the
foul line in the final 23 seconds to seal the deal.
Georgia's free-throw percentage wasn't great (.550), but it still outscored
Stanford at the line, 11-4.
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