Georgia Lady Bulldogs Bounce Back with Home Win Over Vanderbilt


The Georgia Lady Bulldogs bounced back from a disappointing conference road loss to Ole Miss to defeat Vanderbilt in the Stegeman Coliseum Sunday afternoon. 

Shacobia Barbee scored 14 points in the second half to spearhead the No. 18 Georgia Lady Bulldogs defeat of Vanderbilt 64-53 on Sunday afternoon in the Stegeman Coliseum. The Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated at home this season at 11-0, with 17-straight victories in the Stegeman Coliseum dating back to last year.

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Georgia improves to 16-3 with a 4-2 mark in Southeastern Conference play, while the Commodores fall to 10-8 on the year (1-4 SEC).

Barbee added 11 rebounds to go with her 14 points, her fourth double-double of the season and the 11th of her career. Krista Donald scored 13 points and nabbed seven rebounds, while Merritt Hempe and Marjorie Butler each added 11 points. Butler also recorded four assists.

Both teams shot 40 percent from the field, and Vanderbilt made 38 percent of its 3-point shots, while Georgia was only 2-of-11 (18 percent) from long-range. The Lady Bulldogs won the game at the free throw line, shooting 80 percent to the Commodores’ 63 percent. Turnovers were also key to the outcome as the Lady Bulldogs turned 23 Commodore miscues into 28 points. Vanderbilt scored seven points off 13 Georgia turnovers.

“Today we took really good care of the ball,” head coach Andy Landers told “I thought we were doing a nice job of managing things for the most part, and then we made our free throws.”

The Lady Bulldogs will return to action on Thursday for a contest with No. 11 Texas A&M. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast on SEC Network+.

“It’s going to be a competitive game, and if you play reasonably well, you’re going to have a chance to win it,” Landers said. “We welcome the challenge of Texas A&M coming in on Thursday.”