Georgia Lady Bulldogs (6-3) vs. Furman Paladins (6-3)
Sunday, Dec. 15 | 2 p.m. ET| Stegeman Coliseum (10,523)
TV: SECN+ (Matt Stewart and Christy Thomaskutty)
Radio: Bulldog Sports Network (Kaleb Frady) WXKT 103.7FM and 960 AM The REF
– Reading with the Dawgs – Elementary school participants in Clarke & Oconee Counties who meet their reading requirements will receive two free tickets to the game. The top 20 participants will receive an on-court recognition at halftime.
» Georgia returns to Stegeman Coliseum following an 11-day exam break to host Furman at 2 p.m. ET Sunday. This is the first of three home contests before the Christmas holiday.
» The Lady Bulldogs have won three of their last four games, with the lone loss coming on the road at defending national champion Baylor.
» Six of Georgia’s first nine opponents this season reached postseason play during the 2018-19 campaign. Furman, which earned a bid to the 2019 WNIT, will be the seventh team to do so.
» Furman enters Sunday’s game with a 6-3 record. The Paladins returned four starters and 12 total letterwinners off last year’s team that finished second in the SoCon. Head coach Jackie Carson’s team was picked to win the Southern Conference this season in the coaches’ preseason poll.
» Georgia owns a 15-0 all-time record, including an 11-0 mark in Athens, against the Paladins.
» Junior guard Gabby Connally, who earned SEC Player of the Week honors on Dec. 2, leads Georgia with 15.3 ppg. She has scored in double figures in eight of nine games this season and in 12 of her last 14 contests overall.
» Connally and Maya Caldwell have paced the Lady Bulldogs in their last three wins. Against USC Upstate, Butler and Virginia Tech, Connally scored 17.7 ppg, while Caldwell averaged 12.7 ppg. The two combined to shoot 44 percent from the floor, 90 percent at the free-throw line (19-of-21) and hit eight total 3-pointers in those games.
» Que Morrison’s minutes have increased over the last two games. She played 35 minutes and scored 10 points against Virginia Tech, before playing 36 minutes at Baylor.
» The Paladins return a talented roster off last year’s 19-win team that earned a bid to the WNIT. Furman is coached by Jackie Carson, who ranks ninth all time in Southern Conference history with 150 career victories. Senior Le’Jzae Davidson leads her team with 13.6 points per game. Furman boasts a 6-3 record with road losses to Clemson, Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee.
Up Next for Georgia
» Over 4,000 elementary school kids will be in attendance when the Lady Bulldogs host No. 10-ranked UCLA on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. ET. Georgia then hosts Gardner-Webb on Dec. 22 at 2 p.m., before taking a week off for Christmas.