(10-9, 2-4 SEC) Georgia vs. (17-1, 7-0 SEC) #4 South Carolina
Game time: Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA
TV: SEC Network (Sam Gore – play-by-play; Gail Goestenkors – analyst)
Video Stream: SECN+
Radio: Georgia Bulldog Network by IMG (Jeff Dantzler play-by-play)
Station: on WRFC-AM 960 in Athens
The Georgia women’s basketball team will host the 4th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks for a 7 p.m. tipoff in Stegeman Coliseum tonight that will be televised on the SEC Network, and UGA is going for a ‘Red Out Game’ against their SEC foe; with the first 1,500 fans in attendance set to receive a free red t-shirt..
The Lady Bulldogs are looking to snap a three-game losing skid, while South Carolina has won 11-straight games since its only loss of the season at Duke on Dec. 4.
These two teams met just two weeks ago in Columbia in a game that turned out to be a nail-biter. The Lady Bulldogs led by two with just over four minutes remaining and had a chance to tie it with just seconds left before South Carolina hung on for a 66-63 win. The last two meetings between these programs have been decided by a total of 13 points (USC won 61-51 last season).
Following her 26-point performance against Florida on Sunday, senior Pachis Roberts has taken over as Georgia’s leading scorer coming into this game. After averaging just 5.0 ppg in her first three years at the collegiate level, Roberts is in the midst of an impressive senior season, upping her points per game average to 14.2 ppg.
The Lady Bulldogs have had considerable success against conference teams at home under head coach Joni Taylor, boasting a 7-4 home SEC mark, including six wins in the last seven games, during that time.
Overall: Georgia leads, 33-12
In Athens: Georgia leads, 15-3
In Columbia: Georgia leads, 14-6
Neutral Sites: Georgia leads, 4-3
Current Streak: South Carolina – 5-straights wins
Last Meeting: South Carolina 66, Georgia 63 – Jan. 12, 2017 – in Columbia, S.C.
SCOUTING SOUTH CAROLINA
Reigning Southeastern Conference Champion South Carolina is currently ranked No. 4 in the USA Today Coaches poll and No. 5 in the AP poll. All-American A’Ja Wilson leads four Gamecocks in double figures, averaging 16.8 points per game. The Gamecocks are 17-1 this season with the only loss coming on the road, 74-63, at Duke. Coach Dawn Staley and her ball club are coming off a win against fourth-ranked Mississippi State, 64-61, on Monday night, snapping MSU’s 20-game win streak. South Carolina owns a +9.3 rebounding margin over its opponents and is averaging 78.9 points per game, while giving up just 54.9 points per game this season.
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