Richardson-Smith keys Seton Hall to upset of No. 14 Georgia
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - Tabatha Richardson-Smith scored 15 of her 25 points in a key second-half run to help Seton Hall upset No. 14 Georgia 70-51 on Sunday for the Pirates' 11th-straight win.
The winning streak is the schools longest since 1980-81 when they had a 12-game run and the victory marked the first over a Top 25 team in nearly eight years.
Trailing 41-39, Richardson-Smith and Seton Hall (12-1) took over. The Pirates scored eight straight to go up 47-41. After a basket by Merritt Hempe made it a four-point game with 9:57 left Richardson-Smith scored 15 of the next 17 points to blow it open.
She started her run with a layup and then a floater. After Tiffany Jones scored, Richardson-Smith hit back-to-back 3s. A timeout by Georgia (12-1) couldn't cool off the junior forward who then converted a steal into a layup and hit another 3 that made it 64-43 with 5:54 left. The Lady Bulldogs couldn't recover.