2001 NCAA Women's Tourney

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NCAA Basketball Scoreboard: Recap
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Georgia 77, Liberty 48
Posted: Saturday March 17, 2001 12:59 AM
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ATHENS, Georgia (Ticker) -- Twin sisters Kelly and Coco Miller combined for 30 points as Georgia cruised past Liberty, 77-48, in an East Region first-round game in the NCAA Tournament.

Georgia (27-5) advanced to the second round, where it will face Missouri on Sunday.

The Lady Bulldogs scored the first six points of the game and took a 24-7 lead with just under nine minutes left in the first half. The Millers combined for 16 points in that opening span.

Christi Thomas' basket just before halftime gave Georgia a 34-18 lead heading into the locker room. The Lady Bulldogs led by as many as 35 points in the second half.

Tawana McDonald had 12 points and 11 rebounds while Kelly Miller made 7-of-8 shots for her 16 points to to go along with nine assists. Georgia scored 18 points off 27 turnovers by the Lady Flames.

Liberty (18-12) was led by Monique Leonard amd Laura Rollyson, who each finished with nine points. Meribeth Feenstra pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked nine shots for the Lady Flames, who also fell to Georgia in the first round of the 1999 NCAA Tournement.

The Lady Flames, champions of the Big South Conference, have never won an NCAA Tournament game.


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