LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) _ Coco Miller scored 17 points to lead a balanced attack and No. 7 Georgia used suffocating defense to beat No. 5 Rutgers 82-53 Sunday in the Elite 4 Holiday Classic.

Tawana McDonald added 15 points and Christi Thomas had 12 points and eight rebounds for Georgia (5-2).

Davalyn Cunningham and Kourtney Walton each scored 11 points for Rutgers (3-1).

The game was a rematch of last season's NCAA West Regional finals, which the Scarlet Knights won 59-51. Georgia had come into that game with a potent offensive attack, but was undone by Rutgers' defense.

But Sunday, it was the Lady Bulldogs who took control of the game with defense. Georgia forced Rutgers to miss 17 of its first 20 shots en route to a 20-point lead late in the first half.

Georgia cruised after that, never allowing Rutgers within fewer than 17 points. The Lady Bulldogs eventually increased the margin to 76-45 with 3:50 to play.

Rutgers hadn't lost this badly since a 92-60 defeat to Tennessee in the 1998 NCAA Tournament regional semifinals.

Georgia took a 32-12 lead with 1:18 remaining before halftime, with Miller's 3-pointer capping a 12-2 run.

Scouting the game were several WNBA representatives, including coaches Don Hughes of Cleveland, Linda Hargrove of Portland, Richie Adubato of New York and Brian Agler of Minnesota; and Washington general manager Melissa McFerrin.

The Elite 4 Holiday Classic is sponsored by Honda.