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Georgia outlasts Mizzou 55-41

2103 days ago
Associated Press
Photo: Todd Van Emst | SEC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Que Morrison scored 16 points, and No. 3 seed Georgia beat No. 6 seed Missouri 55-41 in the third round of the SEC Tournament.

With the win, UGA (25-5) reached the semifinals for the first time since 2013. The Lady Bulldogs will play No. 2 seed South Carolina in Saturday's second semifinal game on ESPNU.

The Lady Bulldogs took control by outscoring Missouri 20-9 in the third quarter. Missouri led 25-22 when Caliya Robinson's jumper with 7:33 put Georgia ahead to stay, and the Lady Bulldogs took a 40-32 lead into the fourth quarter.

Mackenzie Engram added 14 points, and Taja Cole had 13 for Georgia.

Missouri (24-7) never got closer than five in the fourth quarter with Georgia holding the Tigers to a season-worst 27.1 percent shooting for the game.

Jordan Frericks led Missouri with 10 points before fouling out with 1:15 left. Sophie Cunningham also fouled out for the Tigers.