Georgia – 60, TCU – 57. Culminating a 7-0 final-minute Georgia run, Anne Marie nails the game-winning three-pointer from way downtown with less than two seconds left! Now that’s the kind of game that can build some momentum. The Lady Bulldogs played arguably their best all-around 20 minutes of the season in taking a 36-27 lead to the locker room at halftime. But the Horned Frogs stormed back in the second half and looked to be on the verge of putting the Lady Dawgs away with a six-point lead late in the game. But Georgia wouldn’t be denied. With 15.4 seconds left on the clock and the game tied at 57, the Lady Bulldogs brought the ball down the length of the court before Ann Marie launched her decisive three-point bomb from well behind the stripe. It found nothing but the bottom of the net and, after TCU’s desperation heave at the buzzer clanked off the backboard, Georgia had its biggest…and certainly its most dramatic…win of the season.
Anne Marie (who finished with 15 points) wasn’t the night’s only hero. Porsha dialed up another double-double (18 points and 14 rebounds) and J.J. added a dozen points. It was also another great night on the boards for the Lady Bulldogs as they out-rebounded TCU by a final margin of 43-24. Just a great win on the road against a quality opponent and it made for…no doubt…a very, very joyous flight home for the holidays.
After a short break for Christmas, the Lady Bulldogs will take their talents to South Beach as they travel to Miami for the FIU Fun & Sun Classic on December 29. It’ll be a classic match-up between two of the all-time great NCAA women’s basketball programs as the Lady Bulldogs take on Louisiana Tech in the tournament’s first game. We’ll have a Georgia/Louisiana Tech preview posted right here sometime on December 27th. Make sure to check back here tomorrow for this week’s national polls and keep your eyes open for a special holiday surprise that will be posted here sometime early on Christmas Eve.
Click here for the official Georgia/TCU recap and a link to the stats and box score.