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Georgia 73, Hartford 54

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In the N.C.A.A. women's basketball tournament (in which the seeding routinely seems vastly superior to that of the men's tournament, by the way), the Lady Dogs advanced to their 16th "Sweet 16" earlier this evening with a 73-54 win over Hartford.  

I don't know what the Lady Dogs were doing playing an Atlanta area high school in the first round . . .  

The 11th-seeded Hawks remained within striking distance of No. 3 seed Georgia at the break, trailing by just three points.  The gap between Andy Landers's Lady Dogs and Jennifer Rizzotti's Hartford squad was made plain in the second half, however, as the Red and Black pulled away.  

. . . and I don't know what they were doing playing an insurance company in the second round.  

Offensively, Georgia's play was even over the course of the contest; the Bulldogs tallied 36 points in the first half and 37 in the second, with Sherill Baker and Tasha Humphrey combining for 50 points in the game.  Defensively, the Lady Dogs dominated after intermission, surrendering 33 points in the early going yet yielding only 21 after halftime.  

The Lady Dogs will face either second-seeded Connecticut or seventh-seeded Virginia Tech in Sunday's outing.  

Go 'Dawgs!