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Graves scores 21 as No. 12 Tennessee rallies in second half to beat No. 10 Georgia 79-66

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    Georgia forward Anne Marie Armstrong, right, battles for the ball with Tennessee center Isabelle Harrison, front, Taber Spani (13) and teammate Jasmine James (10) during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) (The Associated Press)

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    Georgia guard Jasmine James (10) shoots during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game against Tennessee, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) (The Associated Press)

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    Georgia guard Jasmine James (10) drives past Tennessee center Bashaara Graves (12) during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) (The Associated Press)

Bashaara Graves scored a career-high 23 points and No. 12 Tennessee rallied in the second half to beat No. 10 Georgia 79-66 on Sunday, giving the Lady Vols their fifth consecutive victory in this series.

After trailing 42-40 at halftime, Tennessee (11-3, 2-0 SEC) scored the first nine points of the second half and stayed in front the rest of the way.

Meighan Simmons added 16 points for Tennessee, while Jasmine Jones scored a career-high 12 points to go along with seven rebounds. Taber Spani had 11 points and seven rebounds.

Jasmine James scored 18 points and Khaalidah Miller had 14 for Georgia (13-2, 1-1 SEC).

In each of its two conference wins, Tennessee has broken open a close game in the second half. The Lady Vols won 73-53 at No. 18 South Carolina in their SEC opener Thursday after leading 32-31 at halftime.