Georgia women’s basketball came into Sunday’s regular season finale against Tennessee in the middle of two impressive streaks. Now just one of them remains.
Winners of seven of their last eight, the Lady Bulldogs travelled to Knoxville to round out the regular season, a city in which they haven’t won since 1996. The road losing streak proved more potent than the recent winning streak, as the Lady Vols blew out Georgia (21-8), winning 80-60.
Tennessee jumped out to an early lead in the game’s first two quarters and were able to maintain it throughout the game, with its lead growing as large as 25 points in the third quarter. Georgia’s only lead in the entire game was a 2-0 advantage it grabbed 30 seconds into the contest.
Caliya Robinson led Georgia in scoring with 17 points, shooting 7-of-16 from the floor, and she also led the Lady Dogs with eight rebounds. Diamond Deshields and Te’A Cooper paced the Lady Vols with 22 and 21 points respectively.
The Lady Dogs will next take the court at the SEC Tournament, which begins on March 2 in Jacksonville, Fla. As of today, Georgia looks to factor in as the No. 6 seed in the conference tournament.