ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Jordan Frericks had 11 points and a key block with seven seconds left and No. 20 Missouri made four free throws in the final four seconds to defeat Georgia 54-48 Thursday night.
Cierra Porter had 11 points, including three of the late free throws, as the Tigers (14-1, 1-1 SEC) bounced back from their first loss of the season with a strong defensive effort.
Fredricks blocked Tiaria Griffin’s 3-point attempt with seven seconds left to protect a 50-48 lead. Porter and Sophie Cunningham each made 1 of 2 free throws with four seconds left as the Bulldogs were hit with a technical. On the ensuing possession a second late Porter made two free throws.
Griffin had 14 points and Shacobia Barbee had 10 and 14 rebounds for Georgia (12-3, 0-2), which shot just 26 percent for the game. After taking a 43-38 lead early in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs closed by going 2 of 13.