Fans cheer on the Lady Bulldogs against Tennessee Jan. 13, 2019, at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens.
Photo: Lauren Tolbert/UGA Sports
Photo: Lauren Tolbert/UGA Sports

Georgia hands Lady Vols their first three-game losing streak in 33 years

Tennessee, which had never lost three-straight Southeastern Conference games, lost to Missouri, Kentucky and Georgia by a total of eight points. The first two games were at home, the first time they lost consecutive home games since December 1996. 

With the Bulldogs leading 63-62, Robinson blocked Evina Westbrook’s layup attempt with 19.6 seconds remaining and then she blocked Rennia Davis' short jumper with one second on the shot clock. 

Tennessee couldn’t get a shot off before the shot clock expired. The Lady Vols had to foul twice to get Jenna Staiti, a 55-percent free-throw shooter, to the foul line, where she made both with 8.5 seconds remaining. 

Meme Jackson put up a 3-pointer from the right corner with Robinson rebounding the airball. She was fouled with a second to go and iced the game with a free throw. 

Gabby Connally added 13 points for the Bulldogs (12-5, 3-1) and Staiti and Taja Cole both had 12 points and seven rebounds. 

Westbrook scored 23 points for Tennessee (12-4, 1-3), which had a 17-point lead late in the first half. The Lady Vols shot 24 percent in the second half and went 9 of 18 from the foul line — 3 of 10 in the fourth quarter. 

In February of 1986, Tennessee lost at Mississippi and at home to Auburn and Louisiana Tech.

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