Lady Bulldogs Travel To Auburn For A Basketball Encounter


The Georgia Lady Bulldogs (14-2, 2-1) roll down I-85 Sunday for an SEC encounter with Auburn (9-7).

The Lady Bulldogs and Lady Tigers will play basketball Sunday. The game may be memorable, but don’t look for many offensive highlights. Georgia will bring one of the nation’s best defenses to Auburn along with a lack luster offense.

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Georgia ranks in the top 25 in scoring defense (52.3 points per game, ranked 6)), steals per game (12.3, ranked 12), three-point percentage defense (35.9%, ranked 24), and ranks 29 in field goal percentage defense. Auburn will counter with an outstanding defense of its own, ranking 24 nationally in scoring defense, 57 nationally in field goal percentage defense, and 15 nationally in steals per game.


: 01/11/2015

Tipoff Time: 2:00 PM EST

Venue: Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama

Radio: Georgia Bulldog Radio Network (960 AM Athens and 103.7 FM Gainesville)


The Lady Bulldogs are ranked 20th and come off a 69-48 defeat of Missouri in Athens. Shacobia Barbee leads the Lady Bulldogs in scoring at 12.4 points per game, while Tiaria Griffin is contributing 11.9 points per game. Krista Donald is Georgia’s top rebounder at 7.4 rebounds per game.

Griffin has posted game-high scoring totals in each of Georgia’s first three SEC outings – 13 points at Mississippi State and 16 against both Alabama and Missouri. She is averaging 15.0 points per game while shooting 57.1 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from 3-point range in league play.

Head Coach Andy Landers spoke to “Auburn wants to press you full court. Their offense is their defense. They create turnovers. They create easy baskets. We’ve got to be spot-on in our execution of our press offenses.”

Georgia will look to avoid last seasons outcome when the Tigers scored 34 points off a season-high 24 turnovers by Georgia and surged late for the win.

Sunday’s contest against Auburn will represent the 1250th on the sidelines for Georgia’s Andy Landers in his 40 seasons as a collegiate head coach.

Georgia starters are Marjorie Butler( 5-8; Jr.; Knoxville, TN.), Tiaria Griffin (5-7; Jr.; Monticello, MS.) Shacobia Barbee (5-10; Jr.; Murfreesboro, TN.) Krista Donald (5-11; Sr.; Lake, MS) Merritt Hempe (6-2; Jr.; Fredericksburg, VA.)

Auburn will counter with Neydja Petithomme (5-8; Fr.; Boca Raton, FL), Khady Dieng (5-10 Soph., Dakar, Senegal), Hasina Muhammad (6-1; Sr.; Memphis, TN) Katie Frerking (6-1; Soph.; Johns Creek, GA.), Tra’cee Tanner (6-3; Jr.; Birmingham, Al)

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