As of Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SPOKANE, Wash. — Wesleyan grad Anne Marie Armstrong scored the go-ahead basket with 58 seconds left as the Bulldogs survived blowing a 14-point lead in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Spokane, Wash., to beat Iowa State, 65-60.
Fourth-seed Georgia (27-6) advances to face either top-seed Stanford or eight-seed Michigan in the Spokane Regional semifinals. Shacobia Barbee scored 20 points - including three free throws in the final 27 seconds - and Armstrong added 13 points to lead the Bulldogs.
Anna Prins scored 23 points to lead fifth-seeded Iowa State (24-9). Chelsea Poppens finished with 14 points and 17 rebounds.
Armstrong's layup gave Georgia a 60-59 advantage and Barbee's free throws made it 63-59 with 13 seconds to go. Jasmine James sealed the game for Georgia with a layup with five seconds left.
Georgia dominated the first 12 minutes of the second half, turning a 32-all halftime tie into a 51-37 lead on Tiaria Griffin's 3-pointer with 8:54 remaining. The Cyclones stormed back with a 19-1 run, taking a 56-52 lead on Prins' 3-pointer with 2:32 left.