No. 9 Georgia women hold off Auburn 61-58

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ATLANTA (AP) - Jasmine Hassell scored 15 points and No. 9 Georgia overcame its second-half struggles to edge Auburn 61-58 on Thursday night, giving the Tigers their seventh-straight loss.

The Lady Bulldogs, coming off a win at No. 8 Kentucky on Sunday, led 34-22 at halftime. Georgia made only 2 of 16 shots from the field in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Auburn made only 3 of 15 free throws, including each of its five attempts in the final 3 minutes.

Georgia (20-3, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) reached 20 wins for the 28th time in 34 seasons with coach Andy Landers.

Auburn (13-10, 2-8) pulled even at 53-53 but couldn't take the lead.

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