ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jasmine James hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining in overtime to give No. 8 Georgia a school-record 15-0 start with a 61-60 win over Kentucky on Thursday night.
Ashley Houts scored a career-high 27 points for the Bulldogs, (2-0 Southeastern Conference) who appeared to have the game won at the end of regulation after Meredith Mitchell blocked Amani Franklin’s shot with 4 seconds to play.
Mitchell chased down the block and was fouled with 2.8 seconds left. She made the second free throw, but fouled Amber Smith on the inbound play. Smith hit both shots to tie it at 56 and force overtime.
Kentucky (12-2, 0-1 SEC) went up 60-56 in overtime on a layup by Victoria Dunlap and two free throws by Franklin. The Wildcats threw the ball out of bounds trying to protect a 60-58 lead, setting up James’ shot.
Smith led Kentucky with 15 points. Dunlap added 12.