No. 6 LSU edges No. 15 Georgia in SEC showdown

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Sylvia Fowles and LSU made the most of second chances.

Kept in check by Georgia in the first half, Fowles came up big with the game on the line, making plays on both ends of the court to give the sixth-ranked Lady Tigers a 57-55 victory Sunday against the 15th-ranked Lady Bulldogs in a Southeastern Conference game.

With the score tied at 55, Fowles had a shot blocked by Tasha Humphrey. But Fowles kept possession after the block and made the winning basket with 53 seconds remaining.

"There's always a second chance," said Fowles, who scored 14 of her 20 points in the second half. "It was a matter of who was going to take it. [Humphrey] blocked it the first time and I got the rebound."

After LSU's Allison Hightower missed the front end of a one-and-one, Humphrey missed a driving layup with 3 seconds remaining.

Humphrey, who was averaging 15 points a game, finished with eight. She credited Fowles' defense on the last possession.

"We set a ball screen," Humphrey said. "Sylvia got off the screen faster than I thought and altered my shot."

Quianna Chaney had 15 points, while Hightower had a season-high 12 for the Lady Tigers (15-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference).

Reserve Christy Marshall led Georgia (13-3, 1-1 ) with 12 points. No Lady Bulldog had more than nine points.

"It was really kind of a poor effort on our part in a lot of ways," Georgia coach Andy Landers said. "The bottom line is we didn't play well enough to win."