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Lady Bulldogs move to 12-0 on season
Robinson finishes with double-double for Georgia
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CLEMSON, S.C. — Angel Robinson had 12 points and 14 rebounds to power No. 9 Georgia to a 59-47 victory over Clemson on Monday night.

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 12-0 for the second time in three seasons but likely will want to move on quickly from this one.

Georgia's 13-point lead dwindled to 47-42 with 6:33 remaining, but Robinson made two foul shots and Porsha Phillips converted a three-point play to help the Lady Bulldogs regain control.

It was Robinson's second double-double in three games, both against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents. She had 11 points and 10 rebounds in a 69-53 victory over Virginia on Dec. 20.

Lele Hardy, Clemson's leading scorer coming in, was just 3 of 12 from the field for 13 points. The Tigers have lost 34 straight against ranked opponents since 2003.

The Lady Bulldogs are two victories away from matching the program's best start, a 14-0 run to open the 1998-99 season. That team advanced to the Final Four.

Phillips also had 12 points and Ashley Houts 10 for Georgia.

This one looked like a mismatch but Georgia struggled early on against a Tigers team that had won five of its past six coming in.
Whenever the Lady Bulldogs seemed ready to take control, Clemson would rally.

Houts' 3-pointer gave Georgia a 24-17 edge. Then freshman Anne Marie Armstrong scored seven straight points for the Lady Bulldogs to push the margin to 31-22 with 5:01 to go in the opening half.

But the Tigers gave up just one more basket the rest of the way and went to the locker room down 33-27.

Georgia, which averages about 16 turnovers a game, committed 12 in the first 20 minutes. Lady Bulldogs starters Phillips, Houts, Jasmine James and Meridith Mitchell combined to go 5 of 20 from the field in the first half.

The problems continued throughout. Georgia shot just 33.9 percent, below its season average of 40 percent. It was just 2 of 15 from 3-point range and 15 of 24 from the foul line.

Georgia, though, controlled the boards with Robinson gaining 12 of the team's 29 rebounds in the first period. The Lady Bulldogs finished with a 50-39 edge on the glass.

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