Originally posted on CBS Atlanta:
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — After blowing a 14-point lead and looking at a deficit with just a few minutes remaining, Georgia didn’t panic or get rattled. The Lady Bulldogs turned to a freshman that coach Andy Landers said, “doesn’t know any better,” and their do-everything senior.
Freshman Shacobia Barbee scored 20 points, including a key 3-pointer with 2:03 left, Anne Marie Armstrong added 13 and No. 4 seed Georgia held off Iowa State’s furious second-half rally for a 65-60 win over the Cyclones in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament Monday night.
Georgia (27-6) watched all of its 51-37 lead evaporate under a barrage of shots finally dropping for the fifth-seeded Cyclones as part of a stunning 19-1 run that gave Iowa State a 56-52 lead with 2:30 remaining.
As good as Iowa State’s rally was, the Georgia response was even better, scoring 13 of the final 17 points to reach the round of 16…
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