The Georgia women’s basketball team will host the top-five SEC power Mississippi State for a 6:00 p.m. ET tipoff this afternoon (Sunday) at UGA’s Stegeman Coliseum. The game will be televised on the SEC Network and live streamed via WATCHESPN.
Georgia Women’s Basketball Game Notes
Georgia Lady Bulldogs (12-1) vs. #3/5 Mississippi State (14-0)
Sunday, December 31 at 6:00 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)
CLICK HERE to listen to free audio stream at Georgiadogs.com.
TV & LIVE STREAM:
Televised on: SEC Network
(Courtney Lyle- play-by-play, Andraya Carter – analyst)
CLICK HERE to watch via livestream on WatchESPN.
CLICK HERE to follow live stats online.
Georgia welcomes third-ranked and undefeated Mississippi State for a New Year’s Eve contest at Stegeman Coliseum on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. The matchup will air nationally on the SEC Network.
Sunday’s meeting is Georgia’s ‘Black Out Game.’ Fans are encouraged to wear black with the first 1,000 people in attendance receiving a free black t-shirt.
The Battle of Bulldogs features two of the top teams in the SEC through non-conference action. Georgia is now 33-8 against non-conference foes under Coach Joni Taylor and is off to a 12-1 start this year. MSU, the 2016 NCAA runner-up, is currently 14-0, marking the second-straight season the Bulldogs from Starkville have started with a perfect non-conference record.
The last three meetings between these two teams have been decided by an average of seven points per game. In Mississippi State’s last trip to Stegeman Coliseum, Georgia held the Bulldogs to a then season-low 43 points in a 47-43 win on Jan. 21, 2016. Last season, the Lady Bulldogs led MSU for over 31 minutes but could not hang on in a 58-49 defeat.
Georgia enters SEC play as the most unselfish team in the league. The Lady Bulldogs average a conference-best 18.5 assists per game. Redshirt-sophomore point guard Taja Cole is fourth in the SEC with 4.8 per game and has three or more dimes in 12 of 13 games.
Veteran frontcourt stars Mackenzie Engram and Caliya Robinson have stepped up to lead Georgia this season. Engram leads the team in scoring with 12.5 ppg and has reached double figures in all but three games while Robinson paces the squad with 6.6 boards per contest.
Series Information Vs. Mississippi State
Overall: Georgia leads, 28-16
In Athens: Georgia leads, 16-3
In Starkville: MSU leads, 11-10
Neutral Sites: Tied, 2-2
Current Streak: MSU three of the last five
Last Meeting: MSU 58, Georgia 49 (2/16/17)
Largest Margin of Victory: Georgia 87, MSU 47 (2/8/1986)
Largest Defeat: MSU 86, Georgia 54 (1/21/1978)
Black Out- free black t-shirts to first 1,000 fans in attendance.
2,000 Glow Sticks to be given away.
DJ Tephlon (near Tunnel 4) to serve as host for the game.
Halftime- Crawl for Cash (Deadline to RSVP was last week).
FULL GAME NOTES
CLICK HERE for the full game notes for the Georgia versus Mississippi State women’s basketball game.