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Georgia senior Shacobia Barbee has season-ending surgery on leg

Women's College Basketball, Georgia Bulldogs

ATHENS, Ga. -- Senior guard Shacobia Barbee, Georgia's second-leading scorer, has had season-ending surgery to repair a broken bone on her lower left leg.

Barbee suffered a fracture to her left distal fibula in the second half of the Lady Bulldogs' win over Florida on Sunday. Georgia coach Joni Taylor says a full recovery is expected for Barbee following Tuesday's surgery.

Barbee, who broke the same bone in her right leg last season, is averaging 12.7 points and leads the team with 9.1 rebounds per game. She is second on the team with 3.8 assists per game.

Georgia (20-7, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) has won six of its last seven games. The Lady Bulldogs play Arkansas in a home game on Thursday before closing the regular season at Tennessee on Sunday.

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