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No. 6 Tennessee women beat No. 16 Georgia 80-51

By Beth Rucker
AP Sports Writer / January 5, 2012
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Glory Johnson had 22 points and 13 rebounds as No. 6 Tennessee pulled away from No. 16 Georgia 80-51 on Thursday night.

Ariel Massengale scored 15 of her 19 points before halftime, while Johnson did most of her work after the break. Johnson now has 1,331 career points and is four rebounds shy of 1,000.

Johnson hit the first basket of the second half to give Tennessee a 38-27 lead, but Lady Bulldogs scored the next five points to cut the margin to six points. The Lady Vols (10-3, 2-0 SEC) answered with a 14-4 run to pull away.

Meredith Mitchell led the Lady Bulldogs (12-3, 1-1) with 14 points.

The Lady Vols held advantages of 52-32 rebounding and 42-12 in the paint and finished 20 of 28 at the line.

Tennessee hasn't dropped an SEC game since a 53-50 loss at Georgia on Jan. 21, 2010.

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