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WBB: UGA Looking for Turnaround at Arkansas

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Game Information

Georgia (12-8, 3-4 SEC) vs. Arkansas (16-5, 5-2 SEC)

Thursday, Jan. 31 | 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT | Bud Walton Arena (19,200)

TV: SECN+ (Brett Dolan and Kikko Haydar)

Radio: Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network – 960 AM and 103.7 FM in Athens (Jeff Dantzler)

Live Stats: GeorgiaDogs.com

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Opening Tip

» Georgia hits the road for three of its next four games, beginning with a trip to Fayetteville to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on Thursday. 

» The Lady Bulldogs are looking to get back in the win column. After beating Tennessee, 66-62, on Jan. 13 and running out to a 3-1 start in league play, the Lady Bulldogs have lost three-straight games and are 1-5 on the road this season. 

» Injuries have impacted Georgia this year. The Lady Bulldogs lost starter Que Morrison with a torn lateral meniscus for the first eight games of the season, while sophomore Malury Bates tore her ACL against Mercer and is out for the remainder of the year. Morrison is starting to show signs of her old self and has played increased minutes over the last two games (28 minutes vs. Texas A&M and 32 vs. Alabama). 

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» Georgia — the youngest team in the SEC with eight players who are either freshmen or sophomores — is led by lone senior Caliya Robinson. The Marietta, Georgia native averages a team-best 13.7 ppg and 7.9 rpg and is the SEC’s active career blocked shots leader with 246. That total is just 34 shy of the Georgia career record of 297 (Tawana McDonald; 1998-2002). 

» The Lady Bulldogs lead the nation in total blocks with 131 this year and are third in swats per game with 6.6 per contest. 

» Redshirt junior point guard Taja Cole leads the SEC and is seventh nationally with 6.6 assists per game. Her 125 totals dimes are the most in the conference (ahead of Jazzmun Holmes (MSU) with 103). 

Georgia Notebook

Series History

» Georgia leads the all-time series against Arkansas, 32-5, including a 13-3 mark in Fayetteville. In the Lady Bulldogs’ last trip to Arkansas back in 2017, then-sophomore Caliya Robinson led her team to a 69-66 victory thanks to her 20-point effort. That win broke a five-game losing skid and helped the Lady Bulldogs finish league play with fiv e wins in their last eight games. 

Morrison Back in Starting Five Against Alabama

» Sophomore guard Que Morrison, who started 32 of Georgia’s 33 games during her freshman campaign, drew just her third start of the season against Alabama on Sunday. Morrison was expected to play a large role for the Lady Bulldogs this season but has been limited due to her knee injury. In her place, the freshman trio of Donnetta Johnson, Kaila Hubbard and Caitlin Hose have found more time in the lineup. 

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