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Lady Bulldogs shock No. 1 Stanford, advance to Elite 8

The Lady Bulldogs celebrate after upsetting Stanford on Saturday night to advance to the Elite 8.

The Lady Bulldogs celebrate after upsetting Stanford on Saturday night to advance to the Elite 8.

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Jasmine James scored 16 points and the fourth-seeded Lady Bulldogs rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to win the NCAA Tournament Spokane Region semifinal, 61-59, against Stanford.

Jasmine Hassell and Tiaria Griffin contributed 13 points apiece, Shacobia Barbee grabbed 12 rebounds and Anne Marie Armstrong finished with 10 boards for Georgia (28-6), which will play second-seeded California or sixth-seeded LSU in the Elite Eight on Monday.

Chiney Ogwumike had 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead top-seeded Stanford (33-3), which was trying to become the first women's team to advance to six straight Final Fours. Amber Orrange contributed 17 points and eight rebounds for the Cardinal, who shot 29.4 percent in the second half.

Stanford went nearly six minutes without a field goal midway through the second half, allowing the Lady Bulldogs to turn a nine-point deficit into a two-point lead with eight minutes left. The lead continued to change hands until the Bulldogs scored four straight points to go ahead 60-56 with 23 seconds left.

Stanford scored the game's first nine points while the Lady Bulldogs missed their first 10 shots. Georgia regrouped to take a 22-21 lead with 6:07 left in the first half, but the Cardinal closed out the half on 13-5 run to take a 34-27 lead into the break.

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