The Georgia women’s basketball team are back home in Athens after splitting a pair of road games versus Florida and LSU this past week. The Lady Bulldogs will host Ole Miss for a 2:00 p.m. ET tipoff this afternoon (Sunday) in a ‘Red Out’ game at UGA’s Stegeman Coliseum.
Georgia Women’s Basketball Game Notes
#17/18 Georgia Lady Bulldogs (19-3, 7-2 SEC) vs. Ole Miss (11-11, 1-8 SEC)
Sunday, Feburary 4 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Stegeman Coliseum (10,523) in Athens, Ga.
Georgia Bulldog Sports Network
Station in Athens: 960 AM and 103.7 FM
(Jeff Dantzler, play-by-play)
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TV & LIVE STREAM:
Televised on: SEC Network +
(Matt Stewart – play-by-play; Christy Thomaskutty – analyst)
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The Lady Bulldogs are currently ranked 17th in the Associated Press Poll, 18th in the USA Today Coaches Poll and were the No. 12 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament committee’s latest reveal.
The loss against LSU Thursday evening in Baton Rouge broke a seven-game win streak for the Lady Bulldogs. It was the team’s longest stretch of consecutive SEC victories since the 1999-2000 season — the same year Georgia won the SEC Championship.
Senior forward Mackenzie Engram reached the 1,000-point total for her career with a basket in the second quarter against LSU. Engram is now one of 38 Lady Bulldogs to score 1,000 career points.
Junior forward Caliya Robinson has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Katrina McClain Award, which is given to the nation’s top power forward. Robinson leads the SEC and is fifth nationally in blocked shots with 75 (3.4 per game) this season and has recorded four double-doubles in the last seven games.
Freshman guard Que Morrison has scored in double figures in two of the last three games. Her 17 points against then-No. 11 Missouri and 15 at LSU were both team highs. Morrison is part of a class of newcomers that ranks three, four and five respectively among Georgia’s top scorers this season.
Georgia leads the SEC (seventh nationally) in field-goal percentage defense, holding teams to just 34.6 percent from the field. In league games only, teams are shooting just 23.3 percent from 3-point range against the Lady Bulldogs — the best mark in the league. In addition, Georgia held Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Missouri all to their season lows in both scoring and field-goal percentage this season.
The Lady Bulldogs have won six of the last eight meetings between the two programs. Georgia is 17-1 against Ole Miss in Athens, with the only loss coming in a 66-65 defeat in 2010.
Georgia vs. Ole Miss
Overall: Georgia leads, 32-13
In Athens: Georgia leads, 17-1
In Oxford: Tied, 9-9
Neutral Sites: Georgia leads, 6-3
Current Streak: Georgia has won six of eight
Last Meeting: Ole Miss 69, Georgia 62 (1/29/17)
Largest Margin of Victory: Georgia 96, Ole Miss 54 (1/16/03)
Largest Defeat: Ole Miss 78, Georgia 49 (2/12/94)
Red Out – Wear Red – First 1,000 fans will receive a free red t-shirt.
Fan Appreciation Day – Fans can enter to win raffle prizes on the Smith Street Concourse before tipoff. Winners will be announced throughout the game. Additional prizes will be given away during timeouts.
Face Painter and Balloon Artist – (Smith St. Concourse)
Deans’ Challenge – Each University of Georgia Dean is invited to attend one of 4 games: Missouri, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, or South Carolina. They will receive free tickets for their faculty and staff, plus concessions vouchers for their attendees.
Clash of the Classrooms – Schools in Clarke and Oconee counties that bring the most fans win the following: $1,000 (1st Place), $750 (2nd Place) or $250 (3rd Place). Check-In on the Smith St. Concourse.
FULL GAME NOTES
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