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Khaalidah Miller's 12 points led a balanced scoring effort and No. 10 Georgia opened the season with a 57-51 win over Rutgers on Sunday.
Three of Miller's teammates scored 10 points apiece: Anne Marie Armstrong, Jasmine James and Jasmine Hassell.
Erica Wheeler scored 12 points, and Chelsey Lee 11 for Rutgers (0-1).
The Scarlet Knights dominated the boards, claiming 42 rebounds to Georgia's 29, but Rutgers also turned the ball over 26 times, leading to 18 Georgia points.
An 18-2 run by the Lady Dogs midway in the first half proved to be the difference in the game.
Rutgers led 12-8 after Lee's short basket with 12:57 to go in the first half before Georgia mounted its 18-2 surge, capped by Tiaria Griffin's steal and layup with 4:17 to go before the half, building a 26-14 lead.
Georgia led 28-18 at intermission, scoring 13 points off 16 Rutgers turnovers. Georgia failed to score a field goal in the first seven minutes of the second half and Rutgers pulled to within 29-27 with 13:09 to play on a putback by Syessence Davis, prompting a timeout from Georgia Coach Andy Landers. He drew up a play that got a layup for Hassell, the first basket of the half, giving Georgia a 31-27 lead with 12:47 to go.
Georgia's Erika Ford, playing with four fouls, pushed the Lady Dogs to a 40-34 lead with 7:20 to go, hitting a free throw, a putback and a coast-to-coast layup in a 77-second span.
Twice in the last six minutes, Hassell scored from underneath the basket to stretch Georgia's lead to seven points. When Jasmine James bolted for a full-court pass and layup, she put Georgia ahead 53-43 with 2:05 left and put the Knights into hurry-up mode.
BEST OF MAXIM
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers basketball started to get back on track in an 88-62 victory over Sacred Heart. Controlling the tempo during a dominant first-quarter run, the Scarlet Knights won their first game of the season after a bad loss to St. Peter’s Friday night.
Brandon Coleman caught his second touchdown of the game on a 31-yard pass from Gary Nova with 8:49 to play and No. 24 Rutgers survived a valiant effort by mistake-prone Army in posting a 28-7 victory Saturday.
In bouncing back from its first loss and a two-week layoff that featured Hurricane Sandy and a Nor'easter that dumped a foot of snow in New Jersey, the Scarlet Knights...
PISCATAWAY (AP)— Rutgers not only survived a valiant effort by mistake-prone Army, the 24th-ranked Scarlet Knights got some outside help and now find themselves alone atop the Big East.
PISCATAWAY N.J. -- Rutgers came out strong in the fourth quarter and scored 28 unanswered points against Army to win. What changed late for the Scarlet Knights and what does it mean for the final Big East stretch? ScarletReport.com's Brian Dohn and Sam Hellman break it down.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Mike Rice delivered on his promise of lineup changes following the loss to St. Peter's. Beating Sacred Heart 88-62 for the first win of the season, Rice spoke after the game about the changes he made and how the players responded.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene notched a career best 22 tackles against Army in the 28-7 victory. Speaking in the locker room after the win, Greene broke down what changed to shut down Army in the second half and what it means to take first place in the Big East.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Following the 28-7 victory over Army for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, offensive play makers Gary Nova and Brandon Coleman speak about the victory. Excited about taking over first in the conference, Coleman and Nova break down what needs to happen the final three games of the year.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Place kicker Nick Borgese now has three starts under his belt, each one more reliable than the last. With Kyle Federico approaching 100 percent with Rutgers, Borgese spoke with ScarletReport.com about his emergence as a start and readiness to compete for his job for the final stretch of the season.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers football sits in sole possession of first place in the Big East and improved to 8-1 today with a 28-7 victory over Army. The Scarlet Knights rode two blocked field goals and two Brandon Coleman touchdowns to victory at High Point Solutions Stadium.