No. 1 seed in the West routs Montana 74-46
Posted: Saturday March 25, 2000 03:20 PM
ATHENS, Ga. (Ticker) -- Identical twins Coco and Kelly Miller combined for 28 points as top-seeded Georgia gained control in the first half and rolled to a 74-46 triumph over No. 16 Montana in a first-round West Region contest.
The Lady Bulldogs improved to 18-1 at home in the NCAA Tournament, including 11 straight victories, and will host either Stanford or Michigan on Monday.
Coco Miller scored eight points and Shala Crawford added five during a 20-2 run that gave Georgia (30-3) a 29-11 advantage with 4:36 left in the first half. The Lady Bulldogs shot 48 percent (14-of-29) in the opening 20 minutes and led, 40-16.
Georgia, which advanced to the Final Four last season, tied a school record for most wins in one season. The Lady Bulldogs also accomplished this in 1983-84 (30-3) and 1985-86 (30-2).
The Lady Grizzlies shot just 24 percent (7-of-29) from the floor in the first half and 26 percent (17-of-65) in their sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in seven years. They have not won since 1995.
Coco Miller scored 16 points, Crawford came off the bench to score 15 and Kelly Miller 12 for the Lady Bulldogs, who shot 46 percent (27-of-59) for their 16th win in 17 contests.
Cheryl Keller poured in 15 points and Lauren Cooper added 10 for Montana, which has its five-game winning streak snapped.
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