Lady Vols win 16th SEC title with rout of Georgia, 77-44

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Meighan Simmons scored 14 points and No. 4 Tennessee cruised to a 77-44 win over No. 22 Georgia on Monday night to win its 16th Southeastern Conference regular season title.

The Lady Volunteers (26-2, 14-0) have beaten their opponents by an average of 24.2 points during their undefeated run through conference play. Their last SEC loss came on Jan. 21, 2010.

This time Tennessee took care of business early against the league's second place team, jumping out to a 10-2 lead after two fast 3-pointers by Simmons. The Lady Vols used 50 percent shooting in the first half to build a 40-21 halftime lead and led by 37 points late in the second half.

The Lady Bulldogs (20-7, 10-4) made 8 of 34 shots from 3-point range and shot 25.8 percent from the field for the game. Jasmine James led Georgia with 11 points.


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