February 12, 2004

No. 3 Tennessee 70, No. 19 Georgia 67

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Tennessee center Ashley Robinson looked at the halftime stat sheet and was incredulous. Georgia made only 20 percent of its shots before the break, yet only trailed by 12 points.

``I couldn't believe it,'' Robinson said with a shake of her head. ``And they were still in the game.''

Robinson and reserve Brittany Jackson each scored 15 points, helping No. 3 Tennessee hold off No. 19 Georgia 70-67 Thursday night.

Janese Hardrick missed a tough layup in traffic in the final seconds that could have won it for the Lady Bulldogs, who lost to Tennessee for the 10th time in 11 games. Jackson made two free throws with less than a second left to seal it.

``I take full responsibility for missing that layup,'' Hardrick said.

Tasha Butts finished with 10 points for the Lady Vols (20-2, 8-0 Southeastern Conference), who never trailed in winning their 29th straight conference game. They reached 20 wins for the 19th straight year under coach Pat Summitt.

``I look at what this team has done in the league, and it's about having players, it's about having warriors,'' Summitt said. ``They will just gut it out.''

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