Daily Dawg Thread: January 02, 2022

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Daily Dawg Thread: January 02, 2022

WBB: #12/13 Georgia (11-2, 0-1 SEC) vs. Florida (10-3, 0-0 SEC) This Afternoon

Sunday, Jan. 2 | 3 p.m. ET | Gainesville, Fla. | Exactech Arena (10,133)

Watch: SEC Network (Tiffany Greene and Steffi Sorensen)





Listen: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network (Jeff Dantzler) 

960 AM The Ref, WXKT 103.7 FM and the Georgia Bulldog App





Opening Tip Storylines

» Georgia hits the road to face the Florida Gators at 3 p.m. ET Sunday inside Exactech Arena. The game will be carried nationally on the SEC Network. 

» Four of the next five games are on the road for the Lady Bulldogs. Following Sunday’s contest, Georgia heads to Lexington to take on Kentucky. 

» Georgia played without leading scorer and rebounder Jenna Staiti on Thursday against LSU. The Lady Bulldogs overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to take the lead in the fourth, but could not close it in a 68-62 loss. 

» Graduate guard Que Morrison carried her team on Thursday. She scored a career-high 26 points to go with a career-best 10 assists. 

» Morrison is one of the best all-around players in the nation. She is the only player in the SEC to rank in the top-5 in assists (4.9 per game), assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4), free-throw percentage (86 percent) and in the top-10 in steals (2.1 per game). Morrison also ranks 17th in the conference with her 13.7 points per game. 

» Georgia has won the last eight meetings against the Gators, with the last lost in the series coming in 2017. The Lady Bulldogs own a commanding 61-17 lead in the all-time series. 

» The Lady Bulldogs lead the SEC and rank No. 12 nationally in perimeter defense, holding teams to just 23 percent shooting from behind the arc. 

» Georgia is the most unselfish team in the SEC. The team paces the conference with 234 total assists and ranks second with 18 dimes per game. In its last three games, Georgia has 70 assists on 99 made field goals (71 percent). 

» Sophomore guard Sarah Ashlee Barker scored 14 points — nine of those in the fourth quarter against LSU. It marked her sixth double-figure scoring game of the season. 

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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.