STARKVILLE, Miss. - Anne Marie Armstrong tied a career high with 22 points to lead No. 19 Georgia to a 68-51 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday.
Khaalidah Miller added 17 points and Jasmine Hassell had 12 for Georgia (15-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference), which hit five 3-pointers and shot 42.3 percent from the field.
Georgia opened the game on a 13-4 run and led 34-26 at the half. Porsha Porter scored 12 points and Kendra Grant added 10 for Mississippi State (11-6, 1-3), which shot a season-high 46 percent (23 of 50) from the field but turned the ball over 22 times.
Georgia scored 29 points off Mississippi State turnovers.
Georgia opened the game on a 13-4 run and led 34-26 at the half.
Georgia began the second half on an 11-2 run and led comfortably the rest of the way. Mississippi State hit only 2 of 11 attempted 3s and lost the rebounding battle 40-29.
"The blockouts and the turnovers are glaring," Mississippi State coach Sharon Fanning-Otis said. "You shoot 52 percent, but where was the defense? You have to be focused on what they're going to do and how they're going to get their points. They did what they did best, and their players got their numbers."
The Lady Bulldogs held Mississippi State leading scorer Diamber Johnson to 10 points, all in the second half after the game was out of reach.
Johnson finished 5 for 12 from the floor and 0 for 2 from beyond the arc. She also had five turnovers.
"They were more aggressive as a whole," Johnson said. "They came in and did what they had to do to win. Early on I wasn't feeling it, feeling my shot, so I tried to just find open shots for everyone else. I've got to get more aggressive."