Penn scored 27 points and 19 rebounds. She also earned a block late in the second half, becoming Illinois' all time leader in blocked shots. While each team had identical stats on the boards, Illinois beat the Bulldogs in points in the paint (32-18). Illinois defense was also spectacular, forcing 26 turnovers and making Georgia to shoot less than 35 percent from the field.
Illinois led for most of the game, while only briefly giving up the lead in the second half before pulling away late. The Illini led by 18 at one point in the first half.