Daily Dawg Thread: December 29, 2023

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WBB: Lady Dawgs open a Saturday doubleheader at the Stege

Game Information

Georgia (8-4) vs. Wofford (7-5)





Saturday, Dec. 30 || Noon ET || Stegeman Coliseum (10,523) || Athens, Ga. 

TV: SEC Network + (Matt Stewart and Anne Marie Armstrong)

Listen: Kaleb Frady (GeorgiaDogs.com, 960 AM The Ref or 103.7 FM)





Opening Tip

» Georgia is back home following the Holiday break to host Wofford at noon ET this Saturday. 

» Saturday’s game is part of a basketball doubleheader at Stegeman. The men’s team will host Alabama A&M at 2:30 p.m.

» This marks only the second all-time meeting between the Lady Bulldogs and Terriers. Georgia defeated Wofford, 95-56, in the opening game of the 2017-18 season. 

» Georgia is coming off the Sun Coast Challenge, where the Lady Bulldogs downed Pitt, 65-59, before falling to Ball State, 52-51. 

» Georgia led Ball State for over 29 minutes. The Lady Bulldogs have held at least a five-point advantage in three of their four losses this season. 

» The Lady Bulldogs’ bench averages 26.3 points per game — the second-best average in the SEC (South Carolina leads with 35.5 ppg). 

» Georgia ranks fifth in the SEC in rebounding with 43.6 rebounds per game. 

» Fifth-year forward Javyn Nicholson is coming off a career-high 24-point effort against Ball State. Nicholson has scored in double figures in every game this season. 

» Georgia is in its second season under the leadership of Coach ABE. ABE’s successful first year included a NCAA tournament appearance, 22 wins, and a fifth-place finish in the final SEC standings. 

» The Lady Bulldogs were the only SEC squad to not have a single player enter the transfer portal this past offseason. 

»  Coach ABE’s teams have won 20 or more games in 11-straight seasons, while her 12 NCAA tournament appearances rank third among active SEC coaches, only behind Kim Mulkey (LSU) and Dawn Staley (South Carolina). 

» Georgia is in search of its 37th NCAA tournament appearance this season. The Lady Bulldogs’ 36 trips are tied for the second most among all programs. 

» Georgia is one of three programs nationwide, joining Wisconsin Green Bay and Tennessee, to never have a losing record in a season. 

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