No. 23 Georgia overcomes early deficit, uses 26-0 run to beat Furman 72-48
ATHENS, Ga. -- Tiaria Griffin scored 21 points as No. 23 Georgia went on a 26-0 run to erase a first-half deficit and defeat Furman 72-48 on Tuesday night.
Furman scored the game's first seven points and soon after went on a 22-6 run to take a 31-14 lead with 4:32 left in the first half. But Georgia (4-0) then scored 26 consecutive points in the next 17 minutes to take a 40-31 lead. The Bulldogs never trailed after that.
Krista Donald had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Georgia and Khaalidah Miller added 12 points. Miller became the 35th player in program history to score 1,000 career points for the Bulldogs.
Furman (1-3) shot 44.4 percent in the first half before going just 6-of-25 from the field in the second. Georgia outscored the Paladins 44-14 in the paint and held a 45-30 advantage in rebounds. Erica Norwood led Furman with 14 points.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Alyssa Thomas had 18 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 8 Maryland never trailed in an 87-51 rout of poor-shooting George Washington on Tuesday night.
Coming off a disappointing 17-point loss to top-ranked Connecticut, the Terrapins (3-1) dominated the first meeting between these crosstown schools since 2006.
Thomas had a double-double by halftime and fueled a 17-5 run that put Maryland up 42-22 at the break. Early in the second half, a follow-shot by Thomas capped an 8-0 spurt that made it 52-25 with 15:57 remaining.
Freshman Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 15 for the Terrapins, who finished with a 53-32 rebounding advantage and outscored the Colonials 19-7 at the foul line.
Megan Nipe led George Washington (2-1) with 13 points on 6-for-19 shooting.