NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tiaria Griffin scored 20 points Thursday night, and No. 16 Georgia returned from an 11-day layoff with no signs of rust in an easy 81-55 victory over Belmont.
Georgia (9-0) opened the game with an 18-0 run, led 45-23 at the half and never trailed in the contest.
Griffin was 7-of-11 from the field as the Lady Bulldogs shot 58.2 percent and made 8 of 18 3-pointers. Khaalidah Miller added 15 points, Merritt Hempe scored 13 and Krista Donald 10 for Georgia.
Georgia went to 3-0 all time against Belmont with the win.
Belmont (3-7) made 18 of 19 free throws but missed its first nine shots from the field to remain scoreless until Katie Carroll connected with a 3-pointer 6:22 into the game.
Lauren Thompson led Belmont with 10 points and was the only Bruin to reach double figures.
Twenty years after winning gold in Atlanta, members of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team reunited and walked down memory lane while being honored by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
At Saturday's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction, this year's class -- including Natalie Williams and Jackie Stiles -- spoke about the ties that bind everyone in the women's hoops world.
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