ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Caliya Robinson recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds and No. 21 Georgia celebrated its return to the Top 25 by beating No. 11 Missouri 62-50 on Thursday night.
Que Morrison had 17 points and Haley Clark had 14 in the Lady Bulldogs’ sixth straight win.
Georgia (18-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) broke a second-place tie in the league with Mizzou (17-3, 5-2). Sophie Cunningham led the Tigers with 20 points.
With 1:21 remaining, Robinson missed two free throws. Morrison rebounded the second miss and passed back to Robinson, who made a layup for a 56-48 lead.
Georgia entered the Top 25 this week for the first time since Feb. 9, 2015.
Georgia made only one of its last 11 shots from the field in the third quarter. Missouri’s Amber Smith sank a 3-pointer late in the period to cut the Lady Bulldogs’ lead to 40-39.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the final period with a 10-3 run that included back-to-back baskets by Mackenzie Engram.