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WBB: Georgia vs. Alabama Preview

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Georgia Lady Bulldogs (13-11, 4-7 SEC) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (14-10, 4-7 SEC)

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 |1 p.m. ET| Stegeman Coliseum (10,523)

TV: SEC Network (Brenda VanLengen and Andraya Carter)

Radio: Bulldog Sports Network (Jeff Dantzler) WXKT 103.7FM and 960 AM The REF

Game Promotions

Pink Game — Sunday is Georgia’s Pink Game. The first 500 fans will receive a free pink t-shirt. 

Honor Roll Day — Students in Athens-Clarke and Oconee with a B average or higher will receive four free tickets

Halftime — Crawl for Cash

About Play4Kay and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

Since its inception in 2007, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has awarded $7.78 million to support scientific research and programs that serve the underserved in the fight against ALL cancers affecting women.  Play4Kay is the largest fundraising initiative of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. 

Olympic gold medal-winning and Naismith Hall of Fame coach, Kay Yow, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and passed away on January 24, 2009. Coach Yow did not lose her battle to cancer. She simply turned the battle over to all of us. 

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Opening Tip

» Georgia welcomes the Alabama Crimson Tide for a 1 p.m. tip this Sunday at Stegeman Coliseum. The game will air nationally on the SEC Network with Brenda VanLengen and Andraya Carter on the call. 

» Sunday is Georgia’s Play4Kay game, with fans encouraged to wear pink. The Lady Bulldogs will wear pink jerseys to honor all those who have been affected by cancer. 

» Georgia has won three of the last four meetings against Alabama, but lost last year’s matchup in Athens, 58-53. The Lady Bulldogs lead the all-time series 40-12, including an 18-4 advantage at Stegeman. 

» Redshirt-junior center Jenna Staiti is in the best stretch of her career. After scoring a career-high 24 points against Missouri, Staiti totaled 19 points and a career-best 15 rebounds in the win at Florida. The Cumming, Ga., native has hauled in nine or more boards in each of the last three games. 

» The Lady Bulldogs welcomed the return of preseason All-SEC performer and leading scorer Gabby Connally during Sunday’s win at Florida. Connally missed the Missouri game due to an injury she sustained in the first half against Mississippi State. 

» Georgia has played a difficult schedule this season, with seven of 11 losses coming to top-25 teams. The Lady Bulldogs have played five games against the top seven teams in country, including matchups against both No. 1-ranked squads South Carolina and Baylor. 

» The Lady Bulldogs have owned the rebounding battle in four-straight games, including contests against Texas A&M and Mississippi State. 

Series Breakdown

Overall: Georgia leads, 40-12

In Athens: Georgia leads, 18-4

In Tuscaloosa: Georgia leads, 16-6

Neutral Sites: Georgia leads, 6-2

Current Streak: Georgia has won three of the last four

Last Meeting:  Georgia W, 76-67 (OT) (2/24/19)

Largest Margin of Victory: Georgia W, 96-41 (1/7/01) 

Largest Defeat: Alabama W, 105-81 (2/29/92)

Up Next for Georgia

Georgia will host No. 16-ranked Texas A&M at 7 p.m. ET this Thursday.

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Greg is closing in on 11 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.