WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Lady Bulldogs Welcome Georgia Tech To Athens

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Lady Bulldogs Welcome Georgia Tech To Athens

Coach Joni Taylor gives instructions to Mackenzie Engram
Coach Joni Taylor gives instructions to Mackenzie Engram


The Georgia women’s basketball team will in-state rival Georgia Tech for a 1:00 p.m. tipoff on Sunday afternoon at UGA’s Stegeman Coliseum.


Georgia Women’s Basketball Game Notes

Georgia Lady Bulldogs (8-1) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-1)
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00 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.


SEC Network
(Courtney Lyle – play-by-play; Nell Fortner – analyst)
CLICK HERE to watch via livestream on WatchESPN.

Live Stats:

CLICK HERE to follow live stats online.

Opening Tip

Georgia and Georgia Tech are set to meet in a key early-season matchup Sunday afternoon at Stegeman Coliseum. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.


The Lady Bulldogs own a 34-5 lead in the all-time series against Georgia Tech. Georgia, which owns a perfect 15-0 record against the Yellow Jackets in Athens, has won five of the last six meetings between the two programs.


Georgia is led by the veteran frontcourt tandem of Mackenzie Engram and Caliya Robinson. Engram leads the team with 12.6 points per game and has scored in double figures in eight of nine contests to begin her senior season. Robinson is second on the team in scoring (12.2 ppg) and ties Engram for the team lead in rebounding with 6.9 boards per game.


The Lady Bulldogs enter Sunday’s contest ranked second in the SEC in assists (17.4 per game) and in the top half of the league in assist/turnover ratio and turnover margin. Newcomer Taja Cole is a big reason for Georgia’s backcourt improvement. The redshirt-sophomore leads the conference in assists (5.6 per game) and is fourth in assist/turnover ratio (50 assists, 20 turnovers). Cole has also improved her scoring this season and has set a new career high of 15 points in road wins at BYU and at North Carolina A&T.


Robinson has received early season recognition. The preseason All-SEC selection was named to the Citizen Naismith Trophy National Player of the Year watch list as well as the Katrina McClain Award watch list for the top power forward in the country. Robinson ranks among the SEC’s top-10 returners in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.

Series Information Vs. Tennessee Tech

Overall: Georgia leads, 34-5

In Athens: Georgia leads, 15-0

In Atlanta: Georgia leads, 12-4

Neutral Sites: Georgia Leads, 7-1

Current Streak: Georgia has won five of last six

Last Meeting: Tech 52, Georgia 45 (11/20/16)

Largest Margin of Victory: UGA 96, Tech 38 (1/25/75)

Largest Defeat: Tech 69, Georgia 53 (12/5/10)


Postgame autograph session with Georgia players.


Reading with the Dawgs located at Smith Street entrance.


Face painter and balloon artist also located at Smith Street concourse.


CLICK HERE for the full game notes for the Georgia versus Georgia TEch women’s basketball game.





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