WBB Preview: Georgia vs. Oklahoma

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WBB Preview: Georgia vs. Oklahoma

Jenna Staiti
Jenna Staiti

Georgia Lady Bulldogs (3-0) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (0-1)

Sunday, Dec. 6 | noon ET | Stegeman Coliseum | Athens, Ga.

Watch: SEC Network (Tyler Denning (play-by-play)/Steffi Sorensen (analyst)

Listen: Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network (Jeff Dantzler)

*960 AM The REF, WXKT 103.7 FM in Athens or via the Georgia Bulldogs App

Women’s Basketball Fan Attendance Policy

– Due to social distancing protocols, Stegeman Coliseum will be operating at a reduced capacity of approximately 20% with ticket opportunities in blocks of two or four seats only. 

– Fans will be required to wear face masks at all times while in Stegeman Coliseum.

– No fans are allowed on the court level of Stegeman.

– All seating is reserved for the 2020-2021 women’s basketball season.

– Tickets are mobile  for the 2020-21 season. Tickets for Sunday’s game ARE still available. Visit www.georgiadogs.com/tickets to purchase a mobile ticket.

Opening Tip Storylines

• Georgia hosts Oklahoma this Sunday at noon ET in the SEC/Big-12 Challenge. The game will air nationally on SEC Network. 

• Jeff Dantzler will call the contest on the Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network, which is available in Athens on 960 AM The REF and WXKT 103.7 FM. 

• The Lady Bulldogs are 3-0 for the first time since the 2017-18 season, when the team went 26-7 on its way to a second-place finish in the SEC standings. 

• Georgia opened this year with three-straight road games for the first time since the 2002-03 season.  This marks the first occasion in program history Georgia has won three-straight true road contests to begin a season. 

• Thursday’s win against East Carolina gave Georgia its 1,000th all-time victory. The Lady Bulldogs are one of just two SEC programs and 16 nationwide to accomplish that feat. 

• It has been a week of milestones for the Lady Bulldogs. During last Sunday’s win against Tech, senior guard Gabby Connally recorded her 1,000th career point, while Joni Taylor picked up her 100th win as the head coach at Georgia. Both Connally and Taylor will be presented with a game ball before Sunday’s contest. 

• Georgia and Oklahoma are meeting for the first time since 2009 — a contest the Lady Bulldogs won 62-51 to open the 2009-10 season. Georgia owns a 4-1 all-time record against the Sooners. 

• Senior center Jenna Staiti leads Georgia with 13.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. She has scored in double figures in 11 of the last 12 games dating back to last season. 

• Georgia’s bench has outscored its opponents by 60 points (93-33) through the first three games. The Lady Bulldogs have also shot over 40 percent and held their opponents below 40 percent in all three games.  

• Sophomore forward Javyn Nicholson has scored in double figures twice this season after totaling two double-figure scoring games all of last year. 

Series Information

Overall: Georgia leads, 4-1

In Athens: Georgia leads, 2-0

In Norman: Tied, 1-1

Neutral Sites: Georgia leads, 1-0

Current Streak: Two teams have split the last two meetings

Last Meeting: Georgia won 62-51 in Athens (11/15/09)

Largest Margin of Victory: 24 points, Georgia won 94-70 in Madison, Wisc. (11/22/2000)

Largest Defeat: 8 points, Oklahoma defeated Georgia, 65-57 (1/27/08)

Game Notes

Staiti Moves Into Top-10 for Blocks

With 126 blocks , Jenna Staiti has moved past Anne Marie Armstrong for 10th place on Georgia’s career blocked shots chart. Staiti tied a career high with seven swats against Georgia Tech this past Sunday and finished just three blocks shy of recording the fourth triple-double in Lady Bulldog history. Tawana McDonald (1998-2002) owns the Georgia record with 297 blocks in her career. 

Coombs In Double Figures

Redshirt-junior guard Mikayla Coombs is one of the many bright spots for Georgia this season. The UConn transfer, who sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules, Had a career-best 10 point effort at Tech. It marks the first time in her career she has scored in double figures. 

Barker Makes Big Plays

With 2:19 left in the overtime period against Georgia Tech, freshman Sarah Ashlee Barker broke open a tie game with a made jump shot to put her team up 65-63. The Lady Bulldogs did not give up the lead the rest of the way en route to a 75-69 win. Barker played valuable minutes in her first two collegiate games, logging 19 minutes against Mercer and 20 at Georgia Tech.

Morrison Sets New Career High

Senior guard Que Morrison scored a career-high 20 points in the win against Georgia Tech . The effort bested her previous career high of 19 points versus Wofford in her first-ever game as a Lady Bulldog back in 2017.  

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