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Connecticut 77, Georgia 75

As I pointed out recently, seeding in the men's basketball tournament works horribly, whereas seeding in the women's basketball tournament is tremendously successful.  

That point was confirmed this evening, as second-seeded Connecticut knocked off third-seeded Georgia in a back-and-forth battle between the two women's roundball powerhouses.  

The Lady Dogs took a one-point lead with 23 seconds remaining, only to see their hopes dashed in the final five seconds as Barbara Turner's three-point shot went in to give U.Conn. the victory.  

The Huskies led by four at the break, but the Bulldogs battled back in the second half, outscoring Connecticut by a 45-43 margin after intermission.  

The loss ends the Red and Black's tournament run and leaves Georgia with a 23-9 ledger for the season.  Such a season represents something of a disappointment for the Lady Dogs, which attests to the level of success the women's basketball team has enjoyed during Andy Landers's tenure in Athens.  

Go 'Dawgs!