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No. 25 S. Carolina women top No. 16 Georgia 59-55

Georgia guard Jasmine James drives against South Carolina forward Ashley Bruner in the first half of Friday's game.

Georgia guard Jasmine James drives against South Carolina forward Ashley Bruner in the first half of Friday's game.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ashley Bruner scored 12 points as No. 25 South Carolina beat No. 16 Georgia 59-55 on Friday night in the Southeastern Conference quarterfinals.

The sixth-seeded Gamecocks (23-8), who grabbed the only upset of the tournament’s first two rounds, will face 13th-ranked and second-seeded Tennessee on Saturday. South Carolina beat the Lady Volunteers in the regular-season meeting of the teams.

Jasmine James hit a pair of free throws for the Lady Bulldogs with 1:03 left to cut South Carolina’s lead to 57-55, but Georgia would turn the ball over once and miss two shots to close out the game.

The Lady Bulldogs, who had a 38-33 rebounding advantage and shot 41.5 percent, held the Gamecocks to 36.8 percent shooting. South Carolina went 6-for-6 at the free-throw line in the final 3:10.

Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points to lead third-seeded Georgia (22-8), and James had 10 points and 10 rebounds.